Turnpike southbound reopens in Port St. Lucie after multi-vehicle wreck

Crash involved multiple tractor-trailers
Turnpike crash involving semis in Port St. Lucie on July 1, 2021
Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 13:59:33-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — All southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike are back open in Port St. Lucie after multiple crashes Thursday morning.

The multi-vehicle wreck, which involved at least six vehicles, occurred just before 10:30 a.m. near Prima Vista Boulevard at mile marker 145.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said multiple tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles were involved in the crashes.

Those involved in the wreck suffered serious injuries but none that were life-threatening, according to Reyes.

Traffic had to be diverted off the Turnpike to exit 152, Okeechobee Road, for about three hours.

All lanes of the Turnpike were back open by 1:10 p.m.