3 hurt in crash that shut down Florida Turnpike near Howey-in-The-Hills

Northbound lanes of Turnpike were closed near SR-19

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – A crash involving a big rig Thursday morning prompted the closure of the Florida Turnpike in Lake County.

The crash occurred around 5:21 a.m. at mile marker 285.9 (U.S. 27) of State Road 91, near Howey-in-The-Hills, involving an SUV and a sedan along with the semitruck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Three people were hospitalized, with two drivers taken to Orlando Health South Lake Hospital and a third taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, all with non-life-threatening injuries.

Northbound lanes of the Turnpike were closed, later to be reopened at 7:01 a.m., troopers said.

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