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At least 1 dead after semi-truck crashes into canal on Florida's Turnpike

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Posted at 9:31 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 15:46:33-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Traffic continues to move slowly on Florida's Turnpike in west Boynton Beach Thursday afternoon following a deadly semi-truck crash hours earlier.

The wreck happened around 8:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes at mile marker 84, which is between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.

Exclusive video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed a tractor trailer partially submerged in a canal underneath a bridge on the Turnpike. It appeared that two other cars were also involved in the crash.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said at least one person died.

Several southbound lanes of the Turnpike were closed for hours on Thursday. But FHP said all lanes reopened around 3:45 p.m.