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Driver dies after slamming into tractor-trailer along Florida's Turnpike

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DAVIE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale man was killed in crash early Saturday along Florida's Turnpike in Davie.

Lt. Alvaro Feola, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said 24-year-old Christian Salazar Sims was driving a 2014 Honda Accord north on the turnpike near Griffin Road just before 4 a.m. when he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that been disabled by a earlier crash.

No one was inside the tractor-trailer at the time of the crash, Feola said.

Troopers are investigating why Sims veered into the lane of the disabled tractor-trailer. Sims was wearing a seat belt, Feola said.