Wrong-Way Crash on I-75
One person is dead and another three people have been injured after a wrong way crash that happened on Interstate 75 near Sheridan last Saturday.
According to authorities, the fatal head-on crash happened when a red Porsche convertible that was traveling south in the northbound lanes collided with a gray SUV, at approximately 5:00 a.m.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said that driver of the Porsche has been identified as
Jenri Ruiz, 23. Ruiz was killed on impact, while Ruiz’s passenger was critically injured in the crash. The two people in the SUV suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious.
The accident victims were transported to Broward Health Medical Center.
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Investigators are still trying to determine why the driver of the Porsche was going the wrong way. Investigators don’t know if the crash was alcohol related and it may take months to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.
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While it may take a while for the final results of the cause of this accident to be known, statistics show that in 60% of the wrong-way accidents that occur every year the accident is caused in some way while someone was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Even in cases where a substance does not influence a crash, it is almost always because someone became disoriented or confused – such as in the case of an elderly driver or someone who is overly tired.
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