A Fort Lauderdale resident was killed early this morning in a motor vehicle accident at the 4100 block of State Road 7.
Preliminary investigation revealed that around 4:00 a.m. this morning, a 2007 International tractor pulling a 48 foot trailer being driven by Hansel Wayne Norton, 64, of Pembroke Pines, was traveling south on State Road 7 when a 2004 Lexus being driven by Christopher Douglas Conner, 29, of Fort Lauderdale struck the rear of the trailer. After striking the rear of the trailer, Conner’s vehicle went off the roadway and came to rest in the shrubs.
Norton advised that as he was traveling south on State Road 7 he felt the trailer move, at which time he immediately looked in his mirrors but did not observe anything. Norton advised that when he got to his next stop he observed the damage to the trailer and returned to the scene where he felt the trailer move.
Conner was pronounced dead on scene and Norton was not injured.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Officer Jeff Dixon of the Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Department at 954-346-1306.