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Tanker truck crashes Near Martin County

A tractor-trailer and pickup truck got into a head-on collision causing injuries and a delay in traffic.

The 53-year-old driver of the pickup truck died on scene from injuries from the crash. Florida Highway Patrol responded at dawn, and the Martin County Sheriff announced the Martin Grade Scenic Corridor on Martin Highway would be shut down from 609 to Fox Brown Road while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated.

The tractor-trailer was driving west on Martin Highway and the pickup truck was driving eastbound. The crash is currently under investigation and the identities of the victims have not yet been released.

According to authorities, no other information was available at the time of this report.

 

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Cases involving accidents with trucks are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”

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