Tamarac Man Suspected of Killing Man in Wrong-Way Crash

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A man has succumbed to his injuries after a Tamarac man, who drove his car the wrong way on South Federal Highway, collided head-on with his vehicle.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, on July 25, just after 4 a.m. a Chrysler Town & Country van driven by Carlos Varas, 38, of Tamarac was heading north in the southbound lanes of the highway near Dania Beach when it struck a Honda Civic. The head-on collision propelled the car driven by Adam Abdou-Essa, 21 of Davie, into the west guardrail. 

Both drivers and a passenger in the Honda were taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Abdou-Essa had life threatening injuries and died at nearly a week later on July 31. His passenger was treated for serious injuries and released. Varas was taken to the hospital as a precaution.    

Traffic Homicide Investigation unit detectives suspect that Varas entered the wrong lane at or prior to Griffin Road.  No charges have been made at this time and a preliminary DUI investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO THI Detective Sean Williams at 954-375-3181.