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Tow truck driver struck multiple times in deadly crash on Florida's Turnpike

3 other vehicles struck him and didn't stop
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Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-06 18:22:18-05

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A tow truck driver was struck and killed on the side of Florida's Turnpike in St. Lucie County early Sunday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the tow truck driver, a 57-year-old Miami man, was standing adjacent to the tow truck's driver's side door, which was open, in the southbound lane at 12:06 a.m. near mile marker 149 between Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce exits.

A 20-year-old Deerfield Beach woman driving a sedan in the right lane struck the open truck door and the man in the right lane.

The sedan came to a controlled stop in the southbound lanes.

The man was struck by three other vehicles while laying in the southbound lanes.

All three vehicles that struck the man continued traveling southbound on Florida's Turnpike without stopping.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The case is pending investigation.