3 teens killed, 1 critically injured in Broward County Turnpike toll booth crash
9:36 AM, Oct 17, 2017
10:52 PM, Oct 18, 2017
UPDATE: The victims killed in the crash have been identified as 17-year-old Matthew Farid Bryan, 18-year-old Kevin Farid Bryan, and 18-year-old, both from Miramar, and 18-year-old Yostein L. Martinez from Hialeah Gardens.
19-year-old Cesar O. Pina of Opa Locka is in critical condition at Broward Health North.
A fatal early Tuesday morning crash involving what officers say was a stolen car had the Florida’s Turnpike closed northbound in Broward County as officials investigated the scene.
Officials say that two men were killed at the scene after the single-car crash at the toll booths just north of Commercial Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Two others were rushed to the hospital, where one died and the other remains in critical condition.
"The vehicle entered the toll booth area and lost control, slid sideways... and then overturned over the top of the toll booth plaza - which took out the air conditioning unit," said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky.
Wysocky said all four passengers were ejected from the vehicle - including one who ended up in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike - adding that no workers were hurt and they are investigating to determine what factors, including speed, played a role in the crash.
As a result, both the on-ramp from Commercial Boulevard and the main northbound lanes remained closed for several hours. The main lanes reopened, but the toll plaza remains closed.