STUART, Fla. — A truck driver was killed just before 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, after a chain-reaction crash in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike in Stuart, according to a Twitter post from Martin County Fire Rescue.
The accident involved three 18-wheelers.
“Each truck rear-ended the one in front of it,” the Twitter post stated.
There was no information about the condition of the other drivers.
FATAL #CRASH involving 3 semi-trucks just before 6 am continues to block all southbound lanes of #FLTurnpike near MM 133 in Stuart. Each #truck rear ended the one in front of it. 1 driver was trapped and died on scene. #FHP estimates 5-6 hour shutdown. #martincountyfl #floridadot pic.twitter.com/DrOUMK5lxY
— Martin County Fire Rescue (@MartinCountyFR) January 13, 2023
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and how much you wanna bet they are were under 38 years old and not one had their CB’s on and with those testosterone ego , I bet that was a fun ride. lol!
We all must practice safe following distance even with family’s traveling for holiday are vacation
all drivers must keep this in mind that our ones a lot just like others, families are looking for their ones to arrive without hurt harm the danger, don’t tailgate looking in cars at the pretty ladies and lose sight of your following distance because you wanted them to notice you and your hormones cause you to have an accident keep safe following distance and always and a safe flow with traffic stay alert continue keeping following distance and continue to pray for safe travel for everyone love one too make to their destination safely in Jesus Amended.
gotta love those automatic trucks..go fast like car..STOP FAST NOT SO MUCH