1 dead, child injured in Alligator Alley crash in Broward

Helicopter rushes injured child to Broward General Hospital


BROWARD, Fla. – A child survived a crash in West Broward County that left the driver of the car dead Friday afternoon, according to the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

Battalion Chief Michael B. Kane said the 5:30 p.m. crash was at 49000 Everglades Parkway, better known as Alligator Alley or Interstate 75. 


"The vehicle accident involves a passenger vehicle which struck the rear of a flatbed tow truck," Kane said. 

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said the driver of the tow truck was getting ready to tow a car when a driver traveling eastbound struck them. 

According to Kane the driver of the moving car died at the scene, and the child who the driver was traveling with was seriously injured. 


Paramedics traveled with the child in a helicopter to Broward General Hospital. 

The Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the cause of the crash, which caused Alligator Alley to close in both directions. 

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