Two people were killed Sunday night in an airport shuttle accident involving two shuttles at the Fort Lauderdale airport. The head-on crash killed the driver of one shuttle and a passenger on the other. Eight other passengers were sent to the hospital with injuries.
Authorities believe one of the victims, bus driver George Pitter, was driving in the eastbound lane with one passenger when a westbound bus, with seven passengers and the driver, crossed the center line of the road and hit him.
In addition to Pitter, 64, of Hollywood, passenger Jameer Fyzool, 71, of Sunrise, was killed in the crash, according to a statement from the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, driver fatigue may have played an issue in the wreck, as the drivers of both shuttle buses has logged overtime hours.