1 dead after U-Haul crashes into big rig on Florida Turnpike

Southbound lanes reopen near Yeehaw Junction


YEEHAW JUNCTION, Fla. – A fatal crash forced officials to close the Florida Turnpike near Yeehaw Junction.

The crash occurred Friday morning in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike at mile marker 193.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a U-Haul crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, and one person died at the scene.  Troopers said another person was trapped inside the U-Haul, but his or her condition was not released.

Southbound lanes later reopened.

No other details have been released.

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