911 Call Released in Fatal Dangling Box Truck Crash

Police release 911 call from highway overpass crash that killed on

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Feb 11, 2013  |  Updated 10:51 PM EDT
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The driver of the truck left dangling over a South Florida highway overpass knew his passenger was dead, a passerby said in a 911 call released Monday.

The driver of the truck left dangling over a South Florida highway overpass knew his passenger was dead, a passerby said in a 911 call released Monday.

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RAW AUDIO: 911 Call From Dangling Truck

Police release the 911 call from the fatal crash that left a box truck dangling off a South Florida overpass.

Dangling Box Truck Pulled Onto South Florida Highway Overpass

One person was killed and another hospitalized after the box truck they were in crashed and was left dangling off the side of a South Florida highway overpass early Wednesday. NBC 6 reporter Betty Yu has the latest details.
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A passerby who came upon a box truck that was left dangling over a South Florida highway overpass last week told a 911 operator that the truck's driver knew his passenger was dead in a 911 call released by police Monday.

"There's a passenger, the guy keeps saying the guy is dead, but I don't know if he is or not, he's hanging off the side," the unidentified caller told the operator.

The fatal crash happened Wednesday on the State Road 84 westbound on-ramp from Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale.

VIDEO: Firefighters Pull Driver From Dangling Truck

"I'm up here by 95 on 84 on the overpass. A truck has hit the center and it's hanging halfway off," the caller told the operator. "It's on 84, but there's a lot of debris on 95 that cars are hitting."

Police say the Isuzu Tracy Bakery box truck struck a barrier and ended up suspended over the side of the overpass, up against a pillar.

It's actually hanging half off the bridge, it hit a column," said the caller, who added that he didn't witness the crash. "Both of em's in the vehicle."

VIDEO: Dangling Truck Pulled Onto Overpass

The driver, 43-year-old Buenaventura Fernandez Jr., was pulled from the truck by fire rescue workers with a minor injury. His passenger, who still hasn't been identified, was killed at the scene.

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