A bakery truck that was left teetering overÂ the edge of a South Florida highway overpass after an early-morning crash onÂ Wednesday has been pulled to safety, but a passenger inside has died.
Fire Rescue workers scrambled toÂ save theÂ truck’s driver and passenger after itÂ crashed on the Interstate 95 ramp to westbound State Road 84 in Fort LauderdaleÂ shortly after 5.30 a.m.
Fort Lauderdale Detective DeAnna Garcia saidÂ the driver was going northbound on the interstate and took the ramp when heÂ tried to make a left turn but crashed into the wall.
The truck smashed through the barrier and wasÂ left wedged between the road and aÂ vertical concrete piling next to the ramp.
Garcia said speed could have led to theÂ crash, but that an investigation is underway.
The driver was rescued shortly before 6 a.m.Â when crews were able to get to the vehicle’s cab using an elevated ladder, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue spokesmanÂ Matt Little told the SunÂ Sentinel.
He was taken to BrowardÂ Health Medical Center and is reported toÂ be in stable condition.
But the passenger died after they were found unresponsive inside the cab and could not immediately be removed.
Officers were able to pull the truck, whichÂ belongs to Tracy’s Bakery in Palmetto BayÂ in south Miami-Dade County, to safety shortly after 7.30 a.m using ropes and aÂ tow truck.
Authorities have not identified anyoneÂ involved in the crash.
A Tracy Bakery spokesperson confirmed to NewsÂ 10 that the truck belonged to the company and that the two people were makingÂ deliveries in Broward County.