One Killed, One Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 1 in Summerland Key
Where: The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 1 in Summerland Key, Florida.
What Happened: A box truck allegedly collided with a tractor-trailer that was backing across the roadway.
- Driver of box truck
- Passenger in box truck
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of box truck, killed
- Passenger in box truck, injured
On or about Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, around 8:20 in the evening, an accident between a box truck and a tractor-trailer left one person dead and sent another to the hospital in critical condition. Authorities from the area said the accident happened along Highway 1 in Summerland Key, Florida.
Investigators said a tractor-trailer allegedly backed across Highway 1 when it was hit by a box truck. The driver of the box truck was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger was airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center in critical condition.
Officials said the tractor-trailer violated the box truck’s right-of-way.
Highway 1 is two lanes, with a shared turn lane dividing east and westbound traffic. Summerland Key is about 142 miles southwest of Miami, according to Google Maps.
Florida Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.
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