West Boca Woman Survives Fatal Accident in Deerfield

Mary Mollo of West Boca survived
Mary Mollo of West Boca survived

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released some information about Friday’s fatal accident in Deerfield Beach. Robert Gay (age 93) of John Knox Village in Pompano was coming out of Century Village (in Deerfield), making a left turn onto Hillsboro to go westbound.
View from Hillsboro looking eastbound at the intersection with Century Blvd; Image and map data from Google.
View from Hillsboro looking eastbound at the intersection with Century Blvd; Image and map data from Google.

Mary Mollo (43) of the Bella Vista apartments in West Boca (across Powerline from Olive Garden) was traveling eastbound on Hillsboro when the front of her vehicle collided with the driver’s side of Gay’s vehicle. She has been a licensed practical nurse for 18 years and appears to be an animal lover.
The BSO official description is below:

Around 10:17 a.m., Robert Gay, 93, was driving northbound on Century Boulevard. He was making a left onto the westbound lanes of Hillsboro Boulevard when he was broadsided by a gray Chrysler 300. Both, Gay and the female driver of the Chrysler, Mary Mollo, 43, were transported to Broward Health North by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue paramedics. Mollo was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Gay was pronounced dead.

BSO’s traffic homicide unit is investigating the incident.

2nd Arrest in Felony Battery Case – Boca High Teen

We previously reported on the arrest of Troy Parry for felony battery. A second young man with ties to Parry was arrested hours later, also for felony battery.
Keegan Dix (19) was arrested late on Wednesday by deputies and booked just after midnight. Court records show the alleged offense took place on Saturday, October 25th, the same day of Parry’s alleged battery. The cases followed the same court, both filed the same day (the 27th) with warrants issued.
Dix’ reported address is in the Bella Vista at Boca Del Mar apartments, on the east side of Powerline across from Olive Garden. Our research indicates he went to Boca High and was an outstanding youth hockey player.
Our research also shows this is his third felony arrest and his 11th case in our courts starting in 2011. In May last year he was arrested for misdemeanor battery. The next day he was arrested for burglary and grand theft. Those charges were eventually dropped by prosecutors.
The next month he was arrested on a felony drug charge, for ecstasy or MDMA after testing positive with an MDMA test kit, and the case was resolved with “adjudication withheld” and probation. Two months after that arrest he was charged with (but not arrested for) underage possession of alcohol, a charge that was also dropped by prosecutors. And in April of this year he was ticketed for littering, a case that’s still open.
He also had a few traffic tickets along the way. The latest was for an open container in June of last year. Court records indicate his license was suspended in July for not responding to the ticket and the case was sent to a collection agency in October.
We remind our readers that all arrestees are innocent at this stage. And with young people it can be challenging to spot signs they might develop a disregard for following the law.