Early Morning Crash On Turnpike Near Glades Road.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A fatal crash around 7 a.m. in dense fog on the Florida Turnpike in Boca Raton is still causing significant traffic delays more than an hour later.
At least one person was killed and another was critically injured in the crash reported around 6:53 a.m. northbound, just north of Glades Road. Initial reports indicate a tractor-trailer was involved in the crash with several cars.
Responding rescuers immediately declared one person dead and another critically injured. One person was airlifted to an area trauma center while an additional person was transported to Delray Medical Center by ground. The conditions of other involved was not immediately known.
Florida’s Turnpike remains backed-up as of 8:12 a.m. Fog remains heavy in the area. We will update once Florida Highway Patrol provides official information on the wreck.
The following official report was released by FHP at 1:15 p.m. We are publishing it as received.
Driver 01 -Male 29 Tamarac FL Minor injuries Vehicle 1- Pickup Truck
Driver 02- Male 39 Pompano Beach FL Minor injuries
Passenger- 65 Male Fatal injuries Lauderhill FL
Vehicle 2- Pickup Truck
Driver 03- Male- 30 Weston FL Minor injuries
Vehicle 3 Sedan 1
Vehicle 02 (V-2) was towing an asphalt trailer. V-2 was stopped upon the outside shoulder of northbound State Road 91 at MM 78. The trailer attached to V-2 had a malfunction and two occupants of V-2 exited the vehicle to investigate. Driver 02 (D-2) remained in V-2. Non-Motorist 01 (NM01) was standing upon the outside shoulder of northbound State Road 91 at MM 78 between the trailer of V-2 and the roadway. Non-Motorist 02 (NM02) was standing upon the outside shoulder of northbound State Road 91 at MM 78 between the trailer of V-2 and the guardrail. Vehicle 01 (V-1) was traveling northbound upon the outside lane of northbound State Road 91 approaching the location of V-2. Vehicle 03 (V-3) was traveling northbound upon the center lane of northbound State Road 91 approaching the location of V-2. Driver 01 (D-1) failed to remain upon the outside lane and entered upon the outside shoulder of northbound State Road 91. Subsequently, the front right portion of V-1 collided with the left side of the trailer of V-2. V-1 continued to travel north. The front right portion of V-1 then collided with NM01. V-1 continued to travel north upon the outside shoulder. The front right portion of V-1 then collided with the rear left portion of V-2. V-1 continued to travel in a northwesterly direction upon the outside paved shoulder and the outside lane of northbound State Road 91. V-2 was redirected in a northeast direction. The right side of V-2 then collided with NM02. V-2 continued to travel in a northeast direction towards the guardrail face. The front portion of V-2 then collided with the guardrail face. V-2 began to rotate clockwise as it traveled in a northwest direction. V-2 entered onto the outside lane of northbound State Road 91. The front right of V-1 and the front right portion of V-2 collided. V-1 traveled in a northwesterly path as it entered into the center lane. V-1 then traveled in a northeasterly direction and came to final rest facing northeast, while occupying the center and outside lane of northbound State Road 91. V-2 entered onto the center lane. The front right portion of V-3 then collided with the right side of V-2. V-2 came to rest facing southwest, while occupying the center lane and outside lane of northbound State Road 91. V-3 came to rest facing north, while occupying the center lane of northbound State Road 91.
V-1 was a 2015 Ford Pickup Truck,
V-2 was a 2004 Ford Pickup Truck.
V-3 was a 2015 Toyota Sedan.
Location State Road 91 NB MM 78
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