FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A teenager was killed and four others were injured when the stolen car in which they were traveling crashed late Wednesday night on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale, police said.
The car was traveling north on I-95 at about 11:45 p.m. when the driver somehow lost control of it and crashed into a concrete wall on the exit ramp to State Road 84.
Photos taken at the scene show that the engine was separated from the car and part of the vehicle fell onto I-95 below.
Police said the car was reported stolen out of Palm Beach Gardens.
A 17-year-old boy in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Four other teenagers in the car were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.
The father of the teen who was killed identified his son as Letroy Martin Jr., who was driving the car.
"I don't know too many details other then the fact that it was a car accident that flipped over a couple of times, off the on-ramp of Marina Mile," Letroy Martin Sr. said.
Martin said Letroy was about to start his senior year at Fort Lauderdale High School and had aspirations of going to college.
"(He was a) good kid, full of joy, loved to have fun, played sports early on. He currently wasn't playing right now -- he was just getting ready for the school year, to go back to school," Martin said.
Martin said investigators told him that speed was a factor in the crash. He said his son's cousin and two girls were also in the car.