On December 7, 2016, at approximately 3:15 a.m., members of the Traffic Unit were called out to the 300 block of Coral Springs Drive, where a single-vehicle crash had occurred.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2007 Chevy driven by Joseph D. Dittman, 33, of Coral Springs was driving northbound on Coral Springs Drive, when he lost control of the vehicle, striking a tree in the median.

Dittman was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the crash by CSFD personnel.

Preliminary investigation indicates that speed may have been a contributing factor in this crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Derek Fernandes of the Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Unit at 954-346-1754.