Falling boat kills man on expressway

October 9, 2009 10:11:16 AM PDT
A man has died from a falling boat in an early morning, multi-vehicle crash on a South Florida expressway. Florida Highway Patrol's Lt. Pat Santangelo says a pickup truck towing the boat had pulled over to the left shoulder, where a red car stopped to help Friday.

That's when a Chevy Malibu lost control, hitting the back of the boat. Santangelo says the boat fell on two men standing beneath it, killing one. Witnesses say the driver of the red car fled the scene.

The Malibu driver also was killed. A woman in that car was hospitalized in critical condition.

Traffic on the Palmetto Expressway following the 4 a.m. crash was stalled for hours.

Investigators are testing bags of a white powder found at the scene for cocaine.

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