State Road 76 reopens after deadly crash in Martin County

INDIANTOWN, Fla. - High winds may have played a role in a deadly crash that shut down Kanner Highway in Indiantown just after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

It was a multi-vehicle accident involving two dump trucks and a work van.

"There was a dump truck going westbound on State Road 76, when, for reasons yet to be determined, a work van crossed the center line and got struck by the dump truck," said Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant Kurt Hardley.

Two dump trucks were following each other. The second dump truck did not make contact but laid down skid marks and did a 180 degree turn without flipping over.

The driver of the dump truck which struck the work van was not injured. The driver of the work van, believed to be a Port St. Lucie resident, died at the scene. A passenger in the van was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center with head trauma. The injuries were not considered life threatening.

Troopers are trying to determine if high winds caused the van to cross the center line.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

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