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2 Drivers Hospitalized After Wrong-Way Crash on I-75 in Miramar

Miramar Fire Rescue said the crash took place just after midnight on the ramp from I-75 to westbound Miramar Parkway

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Two drivers were hospitalized after a violent wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 in Miramar early Friday.

The crash took place just after midnight on the ramp from I-75 to westbound Miramar Parkway, Miramar Fire Rescue officials said.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the driver of a box truck was traveling the wrong way on the Miramar Parkway westbound exit ramp attempting to enter I-75 northbound at the same time that a Chevy Tahoe SUV was exiting on the ramp.

The box truck collided head-on with the Tahoe, officials said.

Fire rescue officials said it took an hour and a half to get a person out of one vehicle involved. That person was airlifted to an area hospital.

Officials said one driver, a 27-year-old man, suffered non-life threatening injuries, but the other driver, a 21-year-old man, had to have a leg amputated.

The crash remains under investigation but FHP officials said they believe alcohol was a contributing factor.

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