Three people were hospitalized following a violent head-on collision on I-95 in Broward County early Wednesday, authorities said.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes of 95 near Griffin Road when the driver of a Honda Accord traveling the wrong way collided with a Chrysler PT Cruiser with two people inside, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said.
According to an FHP report, the Accord's driver, 23-year-old Nicole Herrera, was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the PT Cruiser, 24-year-old Azayna L. Hayes, and her passenger, 20-year-old Amanda Fader, were both taken to Memorial Regional with minor injuries.
All three were wearing seatbelts, the report said.
The wreck caused severe damage to both vehicles and caused the PT Cruiser to catch fire, the report said.
"Anytime there's a head-on collision on an interstate highway when you're dealing with speeds of 60, 70 miles an hour, there's going to be extensive damage," Wysocky said.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and trying to determine why the motorist was traveling the wrong way.