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Crash kills driver of tractor-trailer, shuts down I-95 near State Road 84 for hours

Accident happens in northbound lanes at Marina Mile Boulevard
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Posted at 2:03 PM, Nov 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-24 23:18:55-05

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.

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Fatal tractor trailer crash on Interstate 95 northbound at Marina Mile Boulevard in Broward County, Fla. on Nov. 24, 2023.

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.

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Fatal tractor trailer crash on Interstate 95 northbound at Marina Mile Boulevard in Broward County, Fla. on Nov. 24, 2023.

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.