News: 1 dead in crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal crash on the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike Tuesday morning.

WSVN reports two vehicles were involved in the wreck in the vicinity of Southwest 18th Street near Boca Raton.  The FHP said one person was killed in the crash, which was reported at about 11:15 a.m.

No details have been released yet on the victim or the circumstances that led to the incident.

The crash caused traffic backups through the area with all southbound lanes of the turnpike closed near the scene. Drivers were being advised to divert off the highway to Glades Road.

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