MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on I-95 in Dania Beach where three people died.
The overnight crash which happened at around 3:30 a.m. closed all southbound lanes on Saturday morning. Traffic had been diverted off at Griffin Road.READ MORE: Condo Collapse: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Calls On Governor Declare State Of Emergency
FHP officials say at least three people had died in a collision involving an SUV and a sedan.
Investigators said both vehicles caught on fire as a result of the crash.
Lanes were reopened later in the day.READ MORE: Condo Collapse: 'The State Will Be Helping Out In Any Way We Can,' Gov. Ron DeSantis On 'Tragic Situation'
Here is what FHP said about the incident:
“Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on Interstate 95, north of State Road 818 (Griffin Rd). Vehicle-2 had been previously involved in a separate crash which resulted in it becoming disabled across the left and left-center lanes, facing east.”
“The driver and one of the passengers from Vehicle-2 had exited the vehicle while another passenger remained inside. The driver of Vehicle-1 was unable to avoid a collision with Vehicle-2 and as a result Vehicle-1’s front struck Vehicle-2’s left side.”MORE NEWS: Paraguayan President's Sister-In-Law Reported Missing After Surfside Partial Building Collapse
“Upon impact, both vehicles became fully engulfed causing the driver and passenger from Vehicle-1 as well as the passenger from Vehicle-2 to expire on scene. This case is still pending investigation.”