Dominick Del Pozzo of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was killed in a head-on collision last Sunday, news sources report. Del Pozzo was violently thrown out of his vehicle during the crash; he reportedly died a few hours later at the hospital.
According to the press, the crash occurred on January 22 after Del Pozzo pulled his minivan out of the parking lot of a Restaurant Depot. He was driving south on Davie Road when the drivers of a Mercedes and an Infiniti reportedly began racing north on Davie Road near the intersection of SW 36th Street. Police have not yet released the identities of the Mercedes and Infiniti drivers.
The Mercedes purportedly crashed into Del Pozzo’s vehicle and threw him over two southbound lanes. Del Pozzo was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he later pronounced dead. After the collision, the Mercedes allegedly spun, jumped a curb, and crashed into a tree.
Police said the Mercedes was carrying a teenager and two children, who were injured and taken to nearby hospitals. The names of the passengers in the Mercedes will not be released because they are all minors. The driver of the Mercedes was reportedly seen limping. He received treatment at the scene but was not taken to a hospital.
The driver of the Infiniti purportedly fled the scene, but later returned. It is not clear whether they are facing charges.
Del Pozzo, who was originally from Naples, Italy, grew up around his father’s restaurant business in New York. He was the owner of Culinary Affairs Catering in Fort Lauderdale.
“While we mourn his loss and honor his memory, we fondly remember Dominick’s passion for creating culinary experiences that surpassed his clients’ expectations,” read a statement released on behalf of Del Pozzo’s wife, Yohanna Del Pozzo, as well as his family and staff.
Source: 1.23.17 Pozzo Car Crash.pdf