DANIA BEACH, Fla. – A fiery crash on I-95 in Broward County killed three people and left two cars, barely recognizable. It all happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes, just before the Griffin Road exit in Dania Beach.
It is there that troopers say a car, with two men inside, slammed into a disabled SUV. The force of the crash caused both vehicles to burst into flames.
Florida Highway Patrol said the SUV had previously been involved in a crash, which left it disabled across the left and center lanes of I-95, facing east in the southbound lanes.
Two people in the sedan, a 35-year-old driver and 25-year-old passenger, both died at the scene along with a female passenger who had remained inside the disabled SUV while it sat in the roadway. The driver and one of two passengers inside the SUV had exited the vehicle.
Two other people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The scene blocked all southbound lanes for six hours. Heavy machinery was brought in to clear away the debris.
According to FHP, the driver of the sedan was unable to avoid the collision with the SUV.
The highway was re-opened to traffic shortly before 10 a.m.
Because this is a traffic homicide case, troopers have up to 90 days to complete their investigation, so far they have not decided to cite any of the drivers who were involved.