BROWARD COUNTY – A tractor trailer crashed into two parked cars along U.S. 27 killing two and causing serious injuries to four others early this morning according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The two cars, a 1998 Acura Integra and a 1994 Honda Civic, were apparently stopped side by side when the truck hit them and crushed the rears of both cars according to investigators.
The accident happened about 12:30 a.m. and closed the roadway to northbound traffic for more than 6 hours.
Witnesses are being interviewed and a detailed investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the deadly crash.
FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky said they are “investigating to see if there was some sort of racing going on.” Police have not yet released the identity of the two people who were killed in the truck accident.
Anthony Perez, 19, of Miami was air-lifted to North Broward Medical Center in critical condition. Raymon Garcia, 18, of Virginia Gardens was taken to Broward General Medical Center in serious condition. Angel Lazo, 18 and Matthew A. Forman, 19, both of Miami Springs were transported to Broward General Medical Center in serious condition.
All of the occupants in both cars were wearing seatbelts, according to investigators.
The tractor trailer driver, Placid Ferdinand, 42, was not injured and his passenger, 47 year old Sandy Kay Ferdinand was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Tractor trailer accidents like this one are often fatal and usually preventable.
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