1 dead after tractor-trailer plunges off Florida Turnpike in Davie

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Officials are investigating a fatal crash after a tractor-trailer drove off the Florida Turnpike in Davie.

Florida Highway Patrol units were called to the scene of a 2006 Kenworth truck that crashed through a concrete barrier and landed on its roof in a grassy area 80-90 feet below, just before 7 a.m., Saturday.

Officials said 29-year-old Roliandis Oliveros failed to negotiate a curve along the southbound Turnpike exit ramp to Interstate 595.

Neighbors in the area who heard the crash described what they saw.

“When we heard the big, big noise and all our neighbors around here came out,” witness Julia Camelo said. “They look and saw the sign twisted, then the other one and then the truck come out on the ground.”

Plantation Fire Rescue also responded to the scene where they pronounced Oliveros dead.

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