1 Woman, 3 Kids Killed In South Bay Multi-Vehicle Crash
SOUTH BAY, Fla. — Four people were killed and another injured during a wreck along U.S. 27 involving two tractor-trailers, a truck and a car, according to investigators with Florida Highway Patrol.
Truck driver involved in fatal wreck had prior violations.
The crash was reported in the southbound lanes of U.S. 27, south of South Bay.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene.
FHP has confirmed that 1 woman and 3 children, likely in middle school or high school, died as a result of the crash. FHP has not confirmed the identities or relationship of the four people killed.
A fifth person was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.
U.S. 27, a popular route for tractor trailers traveling between Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, remained shutdown as of 8:30 a.m., creating a traffic back-up stretching miles.
FHP says the trailer of the Okeelanta Sugar truck became detached and was sitting in the roadway. A chain reaction crash occured after that as two cars and a semi drove into it.
The investigation is ongoing. The roadway has since been reopened.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving. “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles. If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”
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