Wrong-way crash on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale early Saturday morning fatal for one person
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol says that a 57-year-old man died early Saturday morning when he drove the wrong way on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale and hit a wall. Authorities are looking into what happened.
It happened about a quarter mile north of the Sunrise Blvd overpass on I-95 at about 2:50 a.m.
Lt. Indiana Miranda, a spokesperson for the FHP, said that the man was driving a 2003 silver Dodge Grand Caravan when he was going the wrong way on the inside paved travel lane of southbound I-95. He was going north.
Authorities said he was going the wrong way and veered to the right when he drove into a closed-off construction area and hit the end of a concrete traffic barrier wall.
Miranda said that the man’s car came to rest with its front end stuck in the end of the barrier wall, facing north.
FHP says that Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue took the man to Broward Health Medical Center, but he died there because of his injuries.
The crash victim hasn’t been named by the authorities yet.
No other details have been given out.