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Girl dies, 7 hurt in crash on Alligator Alley

Posted: 11:42 AM, Apr 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-17 15:42:38Z
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WESTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl has died and seven other people suffered injuries in a three-vehicle crash along Alligator Alley in South Florida.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michal Kane tells news outlets that one vehicle rolled over in the crash, which happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the 9-year-old girl was ejected from a vehicle. Authorities say the girl and a 17-year-old who suffered a serious head injury were flown to hospitals, where the child died.

An 18-year-old man also suffered serious injuries and was among six people taken by ambulances to hospitals.

Troopers are investigating the crash, which caused a 20-mile (32-kilometer) section of westbound Interstate 75 to close. Alligator Alley is a stretch of Interstate 75 between Naples and Weston.