Broward County

A truck tragedy on the highway kills a husband and father

The first road fatality of Martin Luther King Day, at 5:15 a.m., didn’t involve an ATV or a dirt bike, but rather a box truck, a tractor-trailer and a Coral Springs husband and father.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Armando Lopez died after he rear-ended a tractor-trailer in his 2014 Isuzu NPR ECO truck on northbound Interstate 95. The crash, near the Cypress Creek Boulevard exit, tied up traffic into mid-morning.

It’s unknown whether Lopez was wearing his seat belt. FHP says no alcohol was involved, and the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal