Driver causes fatal fiery semi-truck rollover crash in Ft. Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – A driver of a car rear-ended a semi-truck, leading the tractor-trailer to roll over and later catch on fire, resulting in the truck driver’s death Friday.
This collision took place before 6:30 a.m. on I-95, the Miami Herald reported. Prior to the truck catching fire, the big rig had also hit a concrete barrier, leading the truck to overturn and then crash into an unoccupied trailer amid a construction zone.
The semi-truck driver, an unidentified man, was declared dead at the scene. His name has not been released at this time.
Florida Highway Patrol launched an investigation and has not revealed what led the driver of the 2021 Nissan Altima — a 39- year-old woman from Pompano Beach — to rear-end the truck. They did say first responders rushed another occupant to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment of unspecified wounds. However, it is unclear if it was the 39-year-old woman or another occupant who was hurt.
At the time of the reporting, officials blocked the northbound lanes going from Exit 25 to Exit 23, leading to Griffin Road.
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