Truck driver killed in crash on Florida Turnpike in Martin County

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A truck driver was killed in a crash on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County on Friday morning. The crash happened just before 6 a.m. near mile marker 133, shutting down all southbound lanes.

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Martin County Fire Rescue said one truck rear-ended another while driving at a high-rate of speed. A second truck driver went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The third declined medical treatment.

Use I-85 as a detour.

It’s one of two delays on the Florida Turnpike.

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A car fire snarled traffic in the southbound lanes at mile marker 163.  Crews blocked several lanes on both sides of the highway to put out the fire. 

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