Driver ID'd in fatal Turnpike crash in Broward

Posted at 5:38 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 10:48:24-05

A driver headed the wrong way was killed after slamming into a truck on Florida's Turnpike in Broward County late Sunday night.

The crash happened just before 11:40 p.m. at Exit 53/Griffin Road.

Initial reports indicate that the wrong-way driver, identified as Tzvi Yeheskel Ference, 26, of Miami Beach, Fla., hit an 18-wheeler and flipped upside down.

Ference was killed, while two passengers inside the 18-wheeler were not injured.

Another driver tells NBC 6 that they swerved to avoid the accident and hit the rear of another vehicle. That driver was not injured.

The Turnpike was shut down at Exit 53/Griffin Road with all lanes completely blocked. All lanes were reopened at 6 a.m. Monday.

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