FHP: Teen driving Corvette crashed into box truck on Alligator Alley, killing driver


BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – An 18-year-old man driving a yellow Corvette crashed his sports car into the back of a box truck on Alligator Alley early Tuesday afternoon, causing the box truck to overturn, authorities confirmed.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 2012 Corvette rear-ended the 2019 white Chevrolet box truck on Interstate 75 northbound, east of the toll plaza and west of U.S. 27 in Broward County.

Lt. Indiana Miranda said the Corvette pushed the box truck about 200 feet into the center median where it flipped over and became engulfed in flames.

The driver of the Corvette then continued heading west before coming to final rest right before the toll booth, she said.

Sky 10 was above scene at 12:45 p.m. as the truck was overturned near a bridge.

According to Miranda, the driver of the box truck was trapped inside the vehicle. Witnesses tried to help the driver, but were unable to enter the truck due to the extent of the flames.

Witnesses told troopers that the driver of the Corvette was driving recklessly prior to the crash.

The driver of the box truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing. It’s unclear whether the driver of the Corvette will face charges.

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