NewsTreasure CoastRegion Martin County


Woman, 46, killed in crash on Florida's Turnpike in Martin County

Southbound lanes closed for hours Monday after crash
A deadly crash on Florida's Turnpike, south of Martin Downs Boulevard, on Aug. 2, 2021.jpg
Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 15:31:33-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A woman was killed in a crash that shut down all southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike in Martin County for hours Monday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the wreck happened at mile marker 129, about four miles south of Martin Downs Boulevard.

Investigators said the 46-year-old driver of a sedan, for unknown reasons, veered onto the left shoulder and struck a metal guardrail. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The southbound lanes of the Turnpike eventually reopened just before 2:30 p.m.