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Deadly crash shuts down the Turnpike in Martin County

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Deadly crash shuts down the Turnpike in Martin County. (WPEC)

A 27-year-old man from New Port Richie is dead following a crash between a food truck and a dump truck on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County.

The crash happened around 2:30 am.. on Thursday in the southbound lanes at mile marker 128, just south of the Kanner Highway overpass.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a truck collided with the rear of another truck. Both trucks overturned and crashed.

A 58-year-old man from West Palm Beach is in the hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities shut down the southbound lanes of the Turnpike for more than six hours.



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