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.


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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