2 dead after tire blows out on Alligator Alley during Thanksgiving weekend

9:29 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 Local
CBS MIAMI

A Florida couple returning home from spending Thanksgiving in South Florida died after their car’s rear tire blew out while crossing Alligator Alley. 

Kevin T. Livingston, 42, and Michele M. Livingston, 35, both from Tampa, were inside a 2003 Ford Expedition heading west when the tire split and their car ended up in a canal, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Wysocky.

The accident happened in Broward County shortly after noon on Sunday, during the busy traffic Thanksgiving weekend. 

Some people tried to help the couple, but the water was too deep, according to WPLG.

"The water's estimated to be about 40 feet deep in that area," Wysocky told WPLG.

FHP officials are still investigating. 

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