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1 dead, child injured in Alligator Alley crash in Broward

Helicopter rushes injured child to Broward General Hospital

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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. 

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"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. 

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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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