Update: Man, 57, killed in Fort Pierce crash on SR-91

FORT PIERCE, FL – Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed additional details regarding the fatal crash on Florida’s Turnpike Monday

The collision was reported after 7:30 p.m. near mile marker 161, WPTV revealed. 

One driver was traveling north on the Turnpike while three other drivers were heading south. There was an issue with a tire on the first car. The tire issue prompted the driver of that car, a 40-year-old woman, and the passenger, an 83-year-old man, to leave the road and come into a median of grass. 

The front of the woman’s car crashed into a guardrail and became airborne. The vehicle then came into the southbound lanes, turned counterclockwise, and rolled over before colliding with a second vehicle. 

The impact of the collision between vehicle one and two caused vehicle one to become airborne again and crash into a third vehicle. 

Then a fourth vehicle – a tractor-trailer – sideswiped vehicle one as it entered a southbound inside lane. 

The tractor-trailer driver, a 33-year-old man from Margate, sustained minor injuries. The woman from the first car, her passenger, and the second car’s driver, a 44-year-old man from Orlando, were transported to HCA Lawnwood Florida Hospital. 

The driver of the third automobile, a 57-year-old man from Lakeland, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have provided this story for informational purposes only, and it should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision that was someone else’s fault, we would like to discuss your options for pursuing financial compensation at your convenience. Contact our offices today for a free consultation by calling  800.689.8180 or filling out our online contact form.

Last Updated : May 2, 2023

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