Broward County

2 dead in Interstate 75 crash near Pembroke Pines

Scene on I-75 after concrete barriers from a tractor-trailer fell onto Liza Angulo’s white BMW, killing the recent high-school graduate.
Scene on I-75 after concrete barriers from a tractor-trailer fell onto Liza Angulo’s white BMW, killing the recent high-school graduate. Courtesy of Jim Donnelly

The Florida Highway Patrol says two people, including a 17-year-old, have died in a crash that closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near Pembroke Pines.

A tractor-trailer carrying concrete barriers out of a construction zone down the southbound lanes of I-75 was struck by a Mitsubishi late Thursday. The 29-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi died in the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

In a chain reaction, another car, driven by 17-year-old Liza Angulo, struck a second tractor-trailer loaded with concrete barriers, causing the barriers to fall on her car.

Angulo was a Miramar resident and a recent graduate from American Heritage School.

“Liza was an intelligent and caring young lady with a bright future ahead of her,” American Heritage School principal Elise Blum said in a press release. “Liza will be missed by the faculty, the Class of 2015, and the entire American Heritage Community.”

The road remained closed at the Pines Boulevard exit through the night and into the early morning.

No further details were immediately available.

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