Broward County

April 3, 2013

Four dead in I-95 wrong-way crash; southbound lanes shut down at Hallandale

Four people were killed early Wednesday morning in a crash on Interstate 95 in South Broward, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. on I-95 south of Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

According to preliminary information from the Florida Highway Patrol, Opa-locka police were pursuing a Suburban SUV when the driver got onto I-95 at Ives Dairy Road, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes.

The wrong-way SUV then crashed into a minivan at Hallandale Beach, killing four people inside, according to a preliminary report from FHP. The suspect was taken to the hospital with two broken legs.

Investigators are still on the highway. Pieces of the minivan are scattered across the road.

Opa-locka spokesman David Chiverton told reporters at the scene that officers stopped pursuing the Suburban before the SUV entered I-95.

"Our officers were not behind him at that time," he said.

All southbound lanes are shut down between Hallandale Beach and Ives Dairy Road, BSO said. Southbound traffic must exit at Hallandale Beach Boulevard, the FHP said. Northbound lanes are not affected.

This bulletin will be updated as more information becomes available.

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