18-wheeler falls from I-95 ramp; driver critically hurt

A tractor-trailer heading up the ramp to State Road 84 from northbound I-95 early Friday went through a concrete barrier wall and fell to the highway — landing between the guardrail and the ramp, just off the travel lanes.

The truck driver was critically hurt in the crash that happened shortly after midnight, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.

At least two northbound lanes through the scene remain closed to traffic before dawn as work crews were removing the crumpled remains of the big rig’s cab. The trailer remained hanging off the ramp at an angle of about 45 degrees.

There was no immediate information about what caused the crash or where the truck was heading.

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