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At least 1 dead after semi-truck crashes into canal on Florida's Turnpike

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 9:46 AM EDT
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Traffic continues to move slowly on Florida's Turnpike in west Boynton Beach Thursday afternoon following a deadly semi-truck crash hours earlier.

The wreck happened around 8:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes at mile marker 84, which is between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.

Exclusive video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed a tractor trailer partially submerged in a canal underneath a bridge on the Turnpike. It appears that two other cars were also involved in the crash.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said at least one person died.

All southbound lanes of the Turnpike were closed on Thursday morning. But FHP said two left lanes reopened around 2:30 p.m.

Drivers going southbound are advised to use the Boynton Beach Boulevard exit, which is mile marker 86, as a detour.

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