ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A portion of Florida’s Turnpike was shut down following a multi-vehicle crash that left at least one person dead in Orange County, according to officials.
FHP said all the lanes are now open.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the fatal crash took place in the Turnpike’s southbound lanes near the State Road 50 exit around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Troopers said at least one person was killed in the crash and four others were taken to a nearby hospital. A total of seven vehicles were involved in the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.
The victims’ names have not been released.
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Serious crash with entrapment Southbound @fl511_turnpike at 271 mile marker, between Colonial Dr./State Rd 429. Multiple fire rescue units on scene and responding. @FHPOrlando#BREAKING View incident map on @pulsepoint https://t.co/YWZTUWyZ4f pic.twitter.com/BCyizyLlVN
All southbound lanes were shut down following the crash.
FHP said the preliminary investigation shows a vehicle was disabled on the right shoulder.
Investigators said for an unknown reason another vehicle left the roadway and hit the car on the shoulder.
Troopers said this started a chain-reaction crash.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.