At least one person died and more than a dozen were injured in a rollover crash on Alligator Alley Tuesday evening that halted traffic in both directions, according to authorities.
The wreck, which involved a pickup truck and a large van, happened near Mile Marker 41 outside of Fort Lauderdale, Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services said. Traffic was blocked in both directions.
According to Fire Rescue, the truck flipped on its side. The van, carrying 15 passengers, rolled several times, causing several people to be ejected, the department said.
Air rescue units from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties assisted Broward in taking 12 people, including adults and children, to area hospitals.
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Four people were treated for minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.
No other information was immediately available.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as information becomes available.