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Tractor-trailer catches fire after crash on Florida's Turnpike near Boynton Beach Boulevard exit

Southbound lanes back open after firefighters extinguish flames
Posted at 6:34 AM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 13:55:22-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A driver was taken to a hospital after a tractor-trailer crashed and burned Tuesday morning on Florida's Turnpike.

The crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Boynton Beach Boulevard exit.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Indiana Miranda said the truck and several other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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Southbound traffic was diverted onto Boynton Beach Boulevard while firefighters extinguished the flames and authorities worked to clear the highway.

Miranda said the driver of the truck was taken to Bethesda Hospital West to be treated for injuries.

It took firefighters about an hour to put out the flames.

All lanes were back open and traffic was back to normal by Tuesday afternoon.