News: Car and tractor-trailer involved in fatal collision on Florida’s Turnpike

FORT PIERCE, FL – One person was killed and another injured in a collision on Florida’s Turnpike in St. Lucie County, authorities said.

According to WPEC, the incident took place Wednesday morning in the turnpike’s southbound lanes in Fort Pierce at about 7 a.m. 

The Florida Highway Patrol said a car collided with a tractor-trailer, causing the car to overturn.

One passenger in the car was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Another person was hospitalized at Lawnwood Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured.

The FHP is investigating the cause of the crash.

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