Plantation man struck, killed after stepping out of wrecked car

Car crashes into wrecked BMW on I-595 exit ramp

Gregory Gardner was killed Tuesday morning when he stepped out of his wrecked BMW on the Interstate 595 exit ramp to Florida's Turnpike.

DAVIE, Fla. – A driver was killed Tuesday morning on Interstate 595 when he stepped out of his car to check the damage after a crash and was struck by another car.

The fatal crash occurred about 5 a.m. on the westbound exit ramp to Florida's Turnpike.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Gregory Gardner, 45, of Plantation, was driving his BMW when it struck the guardrail.

The report said Gardner got out of his car and was standing next to it when a Lexus slammed into the wrecked car, which in turn struck Gardner.

Gardner was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.