Two Miami Resident killed and four hurt in roadside I-95 accident

November 18, 2010

An I-95 car accident in Fort Lauderdale claimed the life of two more people on Tuesday evening, leaving three others in serious condition. The Sun Sentinel reports that the five people were traveling southbound on I-95 in a 2000 Ford Explorer when they pulled off the road near Sunrise Blvd. to change a flat tire. Though the driver took the proper steps to ensure the safety of himself and his passengers by pulling all the way to the grassy shoulder of the road, the driver of a 2000 Toyota Camry lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the SUV and the people around it. After the impact, the Camry continued down the embankment and slammed into a fence.

CBS News Reports that forty nine year old Victor Morales-Calderon from Miami and 31 year old Wuilmer Sanchez were killed instantly . The three other people from the SUV, Jose Turcios, 44; Nixon Flores, 18, and Emilio Carranza, 53, were all taken to Holy Cross Hospital in serious condition .The driver of the Camry was also injured and is also in serious condition. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, it is still unknown what caused the driver to loose control of her vehicle.

The accident caused two southbound lanes to be closed for several hours, as troopers investigated the accident. The cause of the car accident remains under investigation, and any potential charges against 24 year old Ravindra K. Mahanand are still pending.

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