Trucker Plunges 90 Feet Off Of Ramp On Florida Turnpike To His Untimely Death

Davie, Florida – A tractor-trailer driver died Saturday morning after he failed to negotiate a turn on the Florida Turnpike and his rig plunged 90 feet to the ground.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 29-year-old truck driver Roliandis Danger Oliveros was pronounced dead on the scene after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed through a concrete barrier, struck a light pole, then landed upside down in a grassy area 90-feet below. Oliveros was on the Turnpike exit 54 Southbound overpass ramp heading toward Interstate 595 when the accident happened.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Alvaro Feola said the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. at the Griffin Road exit. Linda Simpson, interviewed in the video above courtesy of NBCMiami, lives near the exit ramp, and called 9-1-1 after she heard what she described as a “loud bang” early Saturday morning.

“This happens more than you know,” she told NBCMiami. “People are driving quickly. It happens to motorcycles, cars. But going around that corner, it’s too dangerous. All I can tell you people is be more careful, especially with 18-wheelers,” Simpson said.

Additional sources: Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, New York Daily NewsABCLocal10.

 


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