I-95 reopens after toy grenade found in car at Miami Gardens Drive

Grenade found after FHP troopers respond to crash


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Part of Interstate 95 was shut down in both directions Friday after what troopers believed was a grenade was found while they were investigating a rollover crash at Miami Gardens Drive and Ives Dairy Road.

Lanes on I-95 were shut down between Hallandale Beach Boulevard to Ives Dairy Road for several hours. All lanes reopened just after 3 p.m.

Detectives later determined that the grenade was a toy grenade, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Jose Sanchez said.

Miami-Dade police assisted the FHP in closing off the exit and entrance ramps to the highway in those areas and sent a bomb squad to the scene.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 2:45 p.m. as a blue SUV with significant damage was parked on the side of the road. A white Honda was nearby, but did not appear to have sustained significant damage.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said no one was transported to a hospital after the crash.

Authorities said the toy grenade fell out of the blue SUV when it flipped over. The driver of the SUV is not expected to face charges since the toy was not involved in the committing of a crime.

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