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Car crash on Florida's Turnpike claims one life, drivers unharmed

The accident on Florida's Turnpike caused temporary lane closures

Another tragic car accident has taken the life of a young man in Florida. Florida's Turnpike expansion west of University Drive or Northwest 27th Avenue saw a fatal collision that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man. The car crash occurred overnight, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Keep reading to learn how the events unfolded on Florida's Turnpike 

What happened, and who was hurt?

According to the FHP, the individual was in the passenger seat of a 2013 Ford Escape that had pulled over for an undisclosed reason in a westbound lane that he thought went south. The SUV was rear-ended by a trucker hauling a 53-foot trailer.

After exiting their respective vehicles, the truck and SUV drivers walked away unharmed at 2 a.m. Tuesday. However, despite Miramar Fire Rescue's best efforts, the passenger ultimately succumbed to their injuries at Aventura Hospital.

Road signs indicating Northbound or Southbound lanes

Lane closures after the accident

After the collision between the 18-wheeler and the SUV on the south-moving side of the Florida Turnpike, traffic began to back up. Once rush hour started, three lanes were closed for collision cleaning and investigation. By 9 a.m., the road had been reduced to a single lane.

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