Turnpike reopens after multi-vehicle crash

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CLERMONT, Fla. - A crash involving multiple vehicles on Florida's Turnpike in Lake County shut down southbound lanes on Friday afternoon for hours.

Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on southbound Turnpike just before State Road 50.

Troopers said injuries were reported and at least seven cars were involved in the chain reaction crash. One victim was flown out to ORMC in serious condition and 2 others were taken to South Lake Hospital via ambulance, according to FHP.

The road was reopened just before 7 p.m.

This crash remains under investigation.

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