Deadly Crash Causes Morning Lane Closures of Turnpike Southbound Near Coconut Creek

Police and rescue crews spent the early hours of New Year’s Day dealing with a deadly crash along the Florida’s Turnpike in Broward County.

Officers responded to the scene in the southbound lanes near Atlantic Boulevard around 6:45 a.m., blocking the two left lanes while removing a car that had gone into the median near a canal.

Police say that 20-year-old Mia Cepeda was driving a 2016 Hyundai when she lost control of her car and hit another vehicle, traveling into the median and into the canal.

Cepeda, of Miami, was taken to an area hospital, where she died. No one was hurt in the second car involved.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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