By CBSMiami.com Team

DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Davie Fire Rescue is working to put out a fire after a tanker truck drove off the highway Sunday.

According to fire rescue, the accident happened just before 4 p.m. near the area of eastbound I-595 at Davie Boulevard.

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Florida Highway Patrol said the driver somehow lost control of the fuel tanker.

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FHP has confirmed there’s been a fatality at the scene.

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While FHP noted it was a fuel tanker, it’s still unclear what it was carrying at the time of the accident.

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In addition to closing all eastbound lanes at I-595 and Davie Boulevard, FHP has also shut down the southbound entrance to I-595 from the Florida Turnpike.

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It’s not known how long the closures will last, so drivers are asked to avoid the area.

CBSMiami.com Team