15-year-old boy dies in northern Broward County crash on U.S. 27

2 adults, 6 other children hurt in northern Broward County crash
Crash involving semi on U.S. 27
Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 23:38:25-05

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — A 15-year-old boy from Opa-locka died after a Tuesday afternoon wreck in northern Broward County that injured several others, including multiple children.

Investigators said two adults and six other children were hurt in the crash.

The driver was a 31-year-old woman from Opa-locka and the other adult was a 31-year-old woman from Miami.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said the wreck occurred at about 2:45 p.m. involving a semi an SUV on U.S. 27 at mile marker 47.7 near the border with Palm Beach County.

Firefighters and paramedics from both Broward and Palm Beach counties worked to triage and treat the nine patients who were inside the SUV.

Nine patients were taken to Broward Health Fort Lauderdale either by air or ground.

Three children are in critical condition, according to Broward Fire Rescue.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, who is from Oakland Park, received minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

Southbound lanes reopened just before 5 p.m. Northbound lanes reopened just before 8 p.m., according to a tweet by the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP is investigating the cause of the wreck.