PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - A multi-vehicle crash on the Florida Turnpike in Plantation left a tow truck driver dead and caused traffic backups.
Officials said the incident happened around 5 a.m., Saturday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, four vehicles were involved in the collision.
Investigators said the driver of a red truck headed north on the outside lanes of State Road 91 when he eventually veered off onto the right shoulder of the highway.
A blue Chevrolet Colorado was stopped on the shoulder due to car issues. The tow truck driver was assisting the driver of the Chevrolet while another vehicle, owned by a family member of the driver who initially stopped, was parked in front of the two cars.
The red truck crashed into the tow truck, which created a domino effect as each lined-up car pushed into one another.
As a result, the tow truck driver was injured and transported to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor, and investigators continue to work on the criminal investigation.
This led to several northbound lane closures of the Florida Turnpike. The roadway has since reopened to traffic.
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