FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities said the driver of a tractor-trailer is dead after a car hit the trailer, causing it to roll over and burst into flames on Interstate 95 in Broward County.
The fatal crash happened Friday at around 6:20 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 at Marina Mile Boulevard.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Indiana Miranda said a 39-year-old woman driving a black Nissan Altima, for unknown reasons, hit the rear right side of the tractor-trailer, sending the tractor-trailer into a center median, concrete wall under construction. The tractor-trailer overturned onto its roof before becoming fully engulfed in flames.
The crash shut down all lanes of northbound I-95, just south of State Road 84, for several hours, with traffic being diverted to Interstate 595.
Troopers have not released the identity of the driver of the tractor-trailer.
The investigation is ongoing.