Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Sunday afternoon on Alligator Alley, a section of Interstate 75 in west Broward County.
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said a man and a woman died after their car plunged into a canal. Authorities believe the driver lost control of the car when tread on one of the tires came off.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash caused traffic backups on I-75 for several hours on Sunday.
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