Broward County

Semi-truck driver dies after 80-foot fall from Turnpike exit ramp

Roliandis Danger Oliveros, 29, of Miami Gardens, died on Saturday when the semi-truck he was driving veered off an elevated exit ramp and fell at least 80 feet, landing on its roof. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.
Roliandis Danger Oliveros, 29, of Miami Gardens, died on Saturday when the semi-truck he was driving veered off an elevated exit ramp and fell at least 80 feet, landing on its roof. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. Getty Images/iStockphoto

The driver of a semi-truck died on Saturday morning after he veered off an elevated highway exit ramp in Broward County and fell at least 80 feet.

Around 6:26 a.m., Roliandis Danger Oliveros, 29, of Miami Gardens, was driving a 2006 Kenworth T600 semi-truck southbound on Florida’s Turnpike when he drove onto an exit ramp connecting the Turnpike to Interstate 595, Florida Highway Patrol said in a media release.

Oliveros, who was lugging a 53-foot trailer behind him, crashed the truck into a concrete barrier wall along the right side of the ramp and fell to his death, FHP said.

The truck fell onto its roof and landed in a grassy area below. No one else was injured, FHP said.

FHP is investigating the crash.

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