Fatal accident shuts down I-95 southbound
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- Interstate 95 southbound near Commercial Boulevard had to be shut down for hours after two cars collided head-on, leaving one person dead on the scene and several others injured.
By late Friday morning, Florida Highway Patrol was still investigating the accident after a silver BMW and a silver van crashed into each other. "About 4:18 this morning we began investigating a head-on crash that occurred in the southbound lanes of I-95 and Commercial Boulevard," said Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant Mark Wysocky. The lanes were re-opened by 9 a.m.
Wysocky went on to say that investigators were not sure how the cars wound up colliding head-on in the southbound lanes of the expressway. "We're still trying to determine the actual cause of the crash," he said, "whether a vehicle was traveling the wrong way or if a vehicle that has already spun out and been involved in a crash, and then was involved in the second crash."
According to officials, the woman who died on the scene was 23 years old. Two of the survivors, Ponya Carrera, 24, and Ruby Castanerra, 29 are in serious condition at Broward General Medical Center. The third survivor who is only suffering minor injuries is Elba Matamoros, 39. All four women are from Miami. Davydson Soares of Pompano Beach, 31, was driving the BMW and remains in serious condition.
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