Updated, 10:24 a.m."We assumed there were four people killed, but we just don't know how many people were in the van," said Joe Sanchez, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, referring to a terrifying accident that has rocked the region this morning. "It was that bad of an accident."
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Sanchez didn't know exactly how fast the vehicles were moving when a minivan and a Chevrolet Suburban hit each other head-on at 1 a.m. "But speed definitely played a factor. Just look at the pictures," he said. "You can just tell how fast these cars were going."
"I've been on the Florida Highway Patrol for awhile, and I can just tell you, this was a really bad accident."
None of the identities of those involved in the crash have been released, Sanchez said. Most of that information, he said, will be in a press statement released later today.
Charges of vehicular homicide are pending against the driver who struck the minivan, Sanchez said.
Original Post: Four people were killed in a horrific accident at 1 o'clock this morning after a driver, fleeing police, went north on I-95 south and crashed head-on into a minivan carrying four people near Hallandale Beach Boulevard, the Broward County Sheriff's Department told New Times.
Opa-locka police were pursuing the driver of a Chevrolet Surburban, who had gotten on I-95 at Ives Dairy Road going the wrong way. Police didn't follow the driver onto the highway, said David Chiverton, at the scene last night.More »