Teen dies after truck crash
WEST BROWARD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A teen is fighting for his life after he and three other teens were in a truck that got stuck in the muck.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the incident along North Krome Avenue, at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The four teen boys were headed to Mack's Fish Camp in the area to go fishing with friends, to celebrate the end of the school year.
Deputies say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the incident, but speed may have been an issue. Mike Jachles of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said, "What our detectives are looking at is, quite simply, speed as being the factor that contributed to this crash."
The truck rolled over in a nearby canal, and became stuck in the mud. Mack's Fish Camp employees towed the truck upright and pulled the teens out of the vehicle.
Rescue crews airlifted one of the teens to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he later died. Another teen was transported to a Miramar hospital, in slightly better condition.
The two remaining teens were reunited with loved ones at the scene. "Some of these males recently graduated from school. This is the last day of school in Broward, and this is a tragedy on any given day, but it's even more so a tragedy to have something like this happen [today]," said Jachles.
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