US 27 SB closed in Pembroke Pines

Published On: Jun 20 2013 07:58:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 01:54:14 PM EDT

The southbound lanes of US 27 were closed at Johnson Street, as crews cleaned up a crash that killed one person early Thursday morning.

Just after 5 a.m., a box truck collided with a tractor trailer. Pembroke Pines Police confirmed that the driver of the box truck was airlifted to a hospital where he died. The name of the 29-year-old victim has not yet been released.

According to Sergeant Carris Scott, both trucks had a green light when the box truck rear-ended the 18-wheeler. The driver of tractor trailer, 43-year-old Marshall Barber, was not hurt and is said to be cooperating with police.

The box truck was transporting watermelon when it crashed. As of 7:45 a.m., crews were still at the scene cleaning up the produce that had spilled out onto the road.

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