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Crash on Florida Turnpike in Ft. Pierce

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FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - Crews expect the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Ft. Pierce will remain closed until Tuesday afternoon. We'll continue to update you on the lanes closures.

Previously: Three semis and a van crashed on the Florida Turnpike overnight, shutting down multiple lanes of traffic near Fort Pierce.

Northbound lanes reopened around 7:30 a.m. near mile marker 152. Southbound lanes remain closed.

A tractor-trailer and van crashed around 2:30 a.m., causing a chain-reaction wreck involving two other semis. The driver in the van was hurt and taken to a hospital.

All lanes are blocked just south of mile marker 165. Officials said one of the trucks went over a wall at the location.

If you're headed southbound, traffic is being diverted at exit 193, which is the Yeehaw Junction/State Route 60 exit.

The fuel tank of one of the trucks, which was hauling cigarettes, caught fire. That trailer and its cargo was destroyed by the fire.

Crews are still busy removing a large amount of debris that was strewn across the area.

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