Car plunges off overpass at Golden Glades Interchange, catches fire

Southbound lanes of I-95 shut down

By Madeleine Wright - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A black Mercedes-Benz fell off an overpass, plummeted several dozen feet to the ground and landed on Interstate 95, catching fire.

A tow truck driver told Local 10 News he was taking a nap under the overpass shortly after 2 a.m. Friday when he heard what sounded like an explosion, waking him up.

He then saw a badly injured woman emerge from the wreckage, while a man was unresponsive.

"What can I tell you? I drive all night and all day, too. So it's a scare, man. It's not easy," Orlando Cabrea said. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the car was heading north on the northbound I-95 entrance ramp to the Golden Glades Park and Ride when it went over a concrete barrier, struck a large traffic sign and landed on its roof in the southbound lanes of the highway. 

Firefighters extinguished the flames from the burning car. The man and the woman inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene. 

FHP troopers identified the driver as 21-year-old Troy Jozef Andrews and the passenger as 21-year-old Brooklyn Taylor Easter.

The mangled and charred vehicle was eventually removed from the southbound lanes of I-95.

Southbound lanes of I-95 were shut down at the Golden Glades Interchange during the crash investigation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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