Child Killed, Eight Injured in Hit-and-Run Vehicle Crash in Broward County, Florida


April 21, 2019

BROWARD COUNTY, FL. – According to a news story reported online at local10.com, a child was killed and eight people were injured in a hit-and-run vehicle crash in Broward County, Florida. The crash, which involved multiple vehicles, resulted in all lanes of travel closing down on Interstate 75 on Alligator Alley.*

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. on April 17 on the northbound side of I-75 in Broward County. Near mile marker 43, Troopers say that two vehicles that were likely speeding collided with each other, after which one of the vehicles crashed into a Chevrolet Blazer. The Blazer rolled multiple times and came to a stop on I-75 South. 

Local 10 reports that a 9-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Blazer was flown by medical helicopter to Broward Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and she did not survive. Four other people were transported to Broward Health with injuries, and four more were transported to Cleveland Clinic with injuries. 

None of the victims has been identified. Local 10 reported that their ages ranged from 7 years to 42 years. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office located the drivers of the two speeding vehicles, both of whom fled on foot after the crash. They were also hospitalized with injuries, according to Local 10. Florida Highway Patrol said charges against them were anticipated. 

The northbound and southbound sides of I-75 closed for a period of time after the collision, beginning at the toll area of Alligator Alley. The northbound lanes did not reopen for about four hours. The southbound lanes reopened around 6:30 a.m.

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Source:https://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/fatal-hit-and-run-crash-alligator-alley

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