Ex-BSO Deputy Sentenced to 117 Months in Fatal 2010 Crash

A former Broward Sheriff's deputy who was involved in a collision that killed a 14-year-old girl back in 2010 was sentenced to 117 months behind bars Thursday.

Frank McCurrie was charged with vehicular homicide in the January 2010 crash that took the life of 14-year-old Cara Catlin in Oakland Park.

The teen was riding in a Honda Civic driven by her stepsister Heather Meyer. At that time, McCurrie was heading to back up another deputy performing a traffic stop.

According to reports, McCurrie's patrol car struck the two at North Dixie Highway and Northeast 56th Street. The Civic's entire backside was sawed off by the patrol car, which was estimated to be going 89 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Prosecutors said McCurrie was responding non-emergency, meaning his lights and sirens weren't on. BSO officials said Meyer had made an illegal left turn.

McCurrie was fired in April 2010 for "failure to meet probationary standards," BSO officials said.

McCurrie's trial began this past April. He will get credit for time served.

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