The man suspected of a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed two children in South Florida who fought with deputies in a wild confrontation in the courtroom Wednesday.
The man, Sean Charles Greer, 27, was arrested Tuesday and charged with a series of charges related to Monday’s crash, which killed Andrea Fleming, 6, and Kylie Jones, 5, the Broward County sheriff’s deputies said.
After the charges were read in a courtroom in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, the handcuffed, heavily tattooed Greer fought with a deputy and toppled a podium.
He said angrily, “You can not make me stay in this [inaudible]! “when he was taken away. Judge Joseph Murphy called Greer an” extreme flight risk “and ordered him detained without restraint.
Greer is said to have been behind the wheel of a 2009 Honda Accord at. 14:48 ET Monday as it plowed into six children near 2417 NW 9th Ave. in Wilton Manors, said the sheriff’s deputies.
And Broward County Transit Bus was on its way out of a passenger fall and braided into the lane when “the driver of the Honda failed to allow the bus to collide and passed it, hitting almost the front driver’s side as it cut in front of the bus,” it read in a sheriff’s statement . .
Moments later, “the Honda drove off the roadway and onto the sidewalk and driveway at 2417 NW Ninth Ave., hitting several children,” the statement continued.
Two children were pronounced dead at the scene. Four others, Draya Fleming, 9; Laziyah Stokes, 9; Johnathan Carter, 10; and Audre Fleming, 2, were rushed to Broward Health Medical Center.
The car was found a few blocks away with “damage consistent with being involved in this crash,” including a missing front bumper, “which was located at the scene of the accident,” deputies said.
Greer was arrested and has “confessed his involvement in the crash,” deputies said.
Greer will be represented by a public defender, prosecutors said. By Wednesday afternoon, his case had not yet been handed over to a lawyer with the Civil Defense Office for the 17th Broward County District Court, records showed.
Helen Fuld the contribution.