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2 Killed In Crash On Florida’s Turnpike In Palm Beach Gardens

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Two people were killed in an early morning wreck on Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach Gardens.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Tim Frith said the driver of an SUV lost control of the vehicle, over-corrected, then crashed into the center guard rail and overturned in the northbound lanes, just south of PGA Boulevard shortly after dawn.

A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, who was driving on the turnpike, saw the overturned SUV at the last second and sideswiped it. The deputy then turned on her lights, but the driver of an oncoming box truck saw it and tried to get over. When he did, he got right in the path of the overturned SUV, Frith said.

“Both vehicles burst into flames and, unfortunately, two people were unable to escape out of the SUV,” Frith said.

The driver of the box truck was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.

A man, 51, of North Palm Beach, was identified as the driver of the SUV. The passenger was identified as a man, 51, of North Palm Beach.


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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