we were driving north thru fort lauderdale on I-95 last night after picking up our daughter at the airport, saw a traffic jam up ahead, looked like it was on both sides of the road even though there is a wall in between. when we got up close we saw an isuzu rodeo upside down in the middle of the southbound lanes and a body laying on the ground with a sheet covering it, we could see the feet sticking out. on our northbound side of the road there was a 3 or 4 car pileup due to people slowing down to look, here's what happened:
FORT LAUDERDALE —
The fatal crash that led to a four-hour closure of the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 Saturday evening began when a driver attempted to pass another car on the right-hand shoulder of the highway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A passenger in that car was thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over, and died on the scene.
Cesar Pazo Demoraes, 45, of Sunrise, was at the wheel of a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo and heading south about 6:30 p.m. near Sunrise Boulevard when he pulled onto the shoulder to go around a Ford Mustang driven by Manuel Perales, 30, of Oakland Park, police said.
Attempting to cut back into the right-hand lane, the Isuzu clipped the front of the Mustang, causing Perales to veer to the left, police said.
Perales' vehicle then struck a third car, a 2004 Volvo driven by Peter Doskey Jr., 58, of Lantana.
Demoraes lost control of his car and it overturned. The passenger in Demoraes' car was thrown from the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Sgt. Mark Wysocky.
His name has not been released pending next of kin, Wysocky said.
Demoraes, who did have his seat belt on, was taken to Broward General Medical Center with serious injuries.
Neither Perales or Doskey was injured.
Traffic in the northbound lanes was also backed up for a while due to another accident in which three people were injured, said Matt Little, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.
The fatality remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.