Multiple fatalities reported in South Florida weekend crashes

Posted at 8:02 AM, Sep 04, 2017

MIAMI (AP) -- Two people have died over the long Labor Day weekend in separate crashes on interstates in Florida.

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Law enforcement authorities tell local news outlets that 22-year-old Robert Andrade was killed Sunday when a car he was traveling in plunged off an entry ramp to Interstate 75 in South Florida.

His body was thrown from the car and landed in 10 feet of water in a nearby retention pond.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues says the car had fled from police shortly before the crash. Andrade's body was found hours later.

In a separate incident, authorities say a vehicle traveling on Interstate 95 near hit two other vehicles before bursting into flames in Fort Lauderdale early Sunday. The driver of that car died.

The name of that driver hasn't been released.