DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a fiery and deadly tanker motortruck crash, conscionable disconnected the Florida Turnpike which had the roadworthy shutdown for hours.
It happened Sunday afternoon, conscionable earlier 4 p.m. successful the westbound lanes of I-595 adjacent Davie Boulevard.
Florida Highway Patrol investigators said the operator someway mislaid power of the substance tanker which was filled with 8-thousand gallons of gasoline. When it went disconnected the road and crashed, the motortruck exploded.
“The operator of the tractor trailer deed the partition connected the close side, the tanker trailer went implicit the partition and landed connected its roof. The tanker trailer caught connected occurrence and tanker trailer wholly burned down to the ground,” said FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes.
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Firefighters spent hours trying to power the blaze.
FHP confirmed determination the operator was killed successful the crash.
“We had 3 hazardous worldly teams, 1 from Fort lauderdale, 1 from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and 1 from Hollywood that was connected standby for us. We besides brought a ample chemic motortruck retired of Port Everglades with 28 100 gallons of foam. We didn’t request to usage each of it, but we had to usage a small of america and we were capable to get astir of the occurrence retired beauteous quickly,” explained Battalion Chief Robert DiFerdinando of the Davie Fire Rescue Department.
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In summation to closing each eastbound lanes astatine I-595 and Davie Boulevard, FHP besides unopen down the southbound entranceway to I-595 from the Florida Turnpike. However, each lanes are present reopen.