Two people died following a three-vehicle wreck on Florida’s Turnpike that closed southbound traffic for several hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Six others were injured in the wreck, which took place near mile marker 114, between the PGA Boulevard and Indiantown Road exits.
Six people were in a Chevy Tahoe traveling southbound when it struck a turnpike maintenance vehicle parked on the side of the road, said a FHP spokesman.
The maintenance vehicle had its yellow lights on when the Tahoe hit it and began to roll, the spokesman said.
As the Tahoe was rolling a tractor-trailer struck it, flipping the SUV and leaving at least two people trapped inside, FHP spokesman said.
The people who died were riding in the Tahoe, FHP said. The victims identities were not made public.
Rescue crews arrived at the scene and used extraction tools to cut the trapped people out of the vehicle, a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue spokesman.
Six people were taken to a hospital, and at least three of them were flown there by Trauma Hawk, FHP said.
The wreck backed up traffic several miles south of the PGA Boulevard exit in Palm Beach Gardens, according to Florida Highway Patrol traffic cameras.