News: Box truck and tractor-trailer involved in fatal collision in the Lower Keys

SUMMERLAND KEY, FL – State troopers said a driver died in a collision between a box truck and a tractor-trailer in the Lower Keys Tuesday night,  according to the Miami Herald.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident began when the driver of a Freightliner tractor-trailer was attempting to deliver concrete blocks to a home on Henry Street on Summerland Key at about 8:20 p.m.

The tractor-trailer backed up into the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 at the same time that a GMC box truck was approaching, and the box truck slammed into the rear of the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the box truck, a 65-year-old Homestead resident, was killed in the crash while a passenger, a 64-year-old Miami resident, was injured and taken to Jackson South Medical Center in stable condition. Their identities were not released.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.  The FHP said the tractor-trailer driver violated the right of way of the box truck in the collision.

U.S. 1 was shut down for several hours while the scene was being cleared.

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