A man was killed after the dump truck he was driving overturned in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in Hialeah, authorities confirmed.
The crash occurred around 6 a.m. near Mile Marker 39, according to officials.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said the driver lost control of the truck and struck a concrete barrier.
Camacho added that the truck then overturned and the driver was ejected from the vehicle.
The driver landed on the roadway’s shoulder area and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the truck.
Authorities identified him only as a Hispanic male as they work to notify the next-of-kin.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “A driver is dead after his truck overturned in this unfortunate single-vehicle accident that happened near Mile Marker 39 on Florida’s turnpike. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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