Tow truck driver dies after crash on Turnpike near…

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Found on: 2022-10-08 17:36:40

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a deadly crash Saturday morning that left a tow truck driver dead in Plantation.

The incident occurred in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike at Sunrise Boulevard around 5 a.m. Saturday.

According to FHP, a tow truck had arrived to help a disabled vehicle early Saturday morning when a 42-year-old Margate man was driving his 2002 Ford 250 in the outside lane and collided with the tow truck.

FHP agents reported that the driver left the roadway, entered the paved right shoulder and struck the tow truck, pushing it into the disabled vehicle and another car.

The tow truck driver, who was outside the vehicle at the time of the accident, was injured and was taken to Broward General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

So far the authorities have not revealed the identity of the tow truck driver, they have only reported that it was a 22-year-old from North Lauderdale.

As a result of the crash, three lanes of SR-91 were blocked for much of the morning. According to FHP, it is believed that alcohol could be a factor in the accident, so investigators continue to work on the criminal investigation.

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