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Driver killed in crash that shut down southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike in Martin County

Southbound lanes closed for several hours after crash involving tractor-trailer, dump truck
Posted at 5:30 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 11:06:34-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A 27-year-old New Port Richie man was killed in a crash that shut down the southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike for several hours early Thursday in Martin County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer struck the back of a dump truck and overturned about 2:30 a.m. near mile marker 128, past Kanner Highway.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at the scene. The 58-year-old driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured.

All southbound lanes of the Turnpike were shut down for hours, but they reopened about 9:15 a.m.