One dead, one hurt in crash on I-595

One person was killed and another hurt early Tuesday in a crash along Interstate 595, according to the .

The single-car crash in the highway’s westbound lanes near Hiatus Road was reported about 6:15 a.m., according to FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky.

The driver, 36-year-old Jairo Diaz Mendez, was pronounced dead at the crash scene while two passengers had minor injuries, Wysocky said. One of the passengers was taken to Broward Health.

The crash occurred when a tire issue caused Mendez to lose control and hit the concrete barrier, according to Wysocky. The crash is still being investigated.

Because of the crash, two right lanes of I-595 and a portion of the exit ramp to Hiatus Road remained blocked throughout the morning commute.

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