A four-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 95 approaching the interchange with I-595 created a massive slowdown that lasted for five hours, according to FHP.
A 28-year-old Plantation woman was the wrong-way driver who died at the scene of a four-vehicle crash that closed down northbound Interstate 95 for nearly five hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The 28-year-old woman drove her 2019 Kia Rio the wrong direction in the northbound lanes, causing a crash north of Griffin Road in Dania Beach, authorities said.
Four other people suffered minor injuries and were treated at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, said an FHP spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol.
Two others escaped injury, he said.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue pronounced the 28-year-old dead at the scene.
It was not known whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, Reyes said. A traffic homicide investigation is ongoing.
The 28-year-old ran into a Toyota Yaris, injuring its 71-year-old driver, John Moore, of Sunrise, and his passenger, Maria Locatelli, FHP said.
The 28-year-old next crashed into a Kia Forte. Driver Jezer Limas and passenger Diana Cabrera were hurt. Their ages and hometowns were not disclosed.
The third vehicle that was hit was a Honda Civic. Its driver, Wilson Alvarado-Lopez, 26, and his passenger, Claudia Calderon, 18, both of Fort Lauderdale, were also left with critical injuries, FHP said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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