According to Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck on U.S. 27 at Interstate 75 has struck a tractor trailer that was stopped on the southbound right shoulder of the road.
It was reported that the accident happened at mile marker 34 on U.S. 27. Lt. Yanko Reyes, an FHP spokesman said the dump truck then rolled onto its left side, spilling 15 gallons of fuel onto the road. Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue says the spill has increased to 50 gallons of fuel after 2 hours.
Report says the dump truck has a heavy front damage, laid on its side in the middle of the southbound lane. Its debris was scattered around the road.
Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane said the man inside the tractor trailer was taken as a trauma alert to Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale. The woman with him was also taken to the same hospital for minor injuries, he said. However, the man driving the dump truck was not injured.
Authorities say it could take hours to clear the road and are asking drivers to avoid the area and take alternate routes.
The victims’ identities have not been released yet and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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