Rollover Crash on Florida’s Turnpike in Broward
A fiery rollover crash involving a semi truck and a car has shut down a section of the Florida’s Turnpike in Broward County.
The crash happened in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike in Coconut Creek.
Two people were traveling southbound inside a BMW on the Turnpike on Coconut Creek when a speeding semi truck crashed into the car.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the two occupants of the BMW died after the semi truck driver lost control at high speed. The BMW split into two before erupting in flames, killing the driver and passenger who were stuck inside.
Witnesses at the scene said the driver was going extremely fast when they lost control in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike. Footage showed the semi truck and the split BMW on its side as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. The fire was put out. Investigators are trying to figure out the names of those victims, who they say died instantly.
The crash had the southbound lanes of the Turnpike closed between Coconut Creek Parkway and Atlantic Boulevard.
The cause of the crash was unknown. The speedometer was retrieved from the semi, which police said shows it was possibly speeding. Investigators have not concluded whether drugs or alcohol may have been a factor, but they cautioned drivers to drive safely.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are not being distracted by texting, talking on your phone or communicating with your passengers. If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”
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