One Killed, Three Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Florida’s Turnpike in St. Lucie County
Where: The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in St Lucie County, Florida.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly collided with the back of stopped or slowed traffic.
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of pickup truck
- Drivers and occupants of six other vehicles
- Driver of pickup truck, 63 killed
- Three other people, vehicles unknown, injured
On or about Saturday, November 28th, just before 7:00 in the evening, an accident between a tractor-trailer and seven other vehicles left a 63-year-old man dead and sent three other people to the hospital. Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened on the southbound side of Florida’s Turnpike in St. Lucie County, Florida.
Authorities have reason to believe an as-of-yet unidentified 63-year-old man was killed, while three other people were injured when a tractor-trailer allegedly slammed into traffic that had stopped for a previous accident. One man, who was driving the pickup truck that is believed to have been hit by the semi first, was pronounced dead a short time after the accident. Six other vehicles were ensnared in the crash, and three people were taken from the scene to be treated for unspecified injuries.
Looking at Florida’s Turnpike on Google Streetview shows a four lane major roadway, with a grassy median and barrier dividing north and southbound traffic. The scene of the crash is situated just north of Port St. Lucie, Florida.
State and local law enforcement are still investigating the incident.
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