Sadly two people were killed Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a fiery semi crash. In addition, the crash happened on Sawgrass Expressway when 50-year-od, Nelson Castro struck 84-year-old, Niculae Sandulescu's vehicle from behind. Initially, Castro attempted to avoid the collision, but Sandulescu was traveling so slowly, and he did not have enough time to react. Following the crash, Sandulescu's vehicle turned left and was pinned up against the guardrail. Likewise, the semi then went right and overturned and burst into flames.
The trapped vehicle driven by Sanduleascu was also in flames following the crash as well. Both Sandulescu and his passenger, 79-year-old, Paraschiva Sandulescu were killed in the accident. Sandulescu's vehicle was so mangled from the horrific crash that it was almost unrecognizable. The entire vehicle with the victims still inside was transported to the medical examiners office for identification. Castro was also severely injured and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The semi was hauling coconuts and watermelons, which were also spilt all over the road as well. Northbound lanes were shut down while the flames on the semi were extinguished. Clean up of the accident scene is expected to take longer than usual due to the extreme impact and intense flames of the crash. The road needs to be re-milled and re-paved where the accident occurred due to the damaged asphalt. To learn more about this story, please click here.
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