West Palm Beach, FL – According to Florida Highway Patrol, a crash taking place Thursday morning leaves Two people are dead on Florida’s Turnpike near Southern Boulevard.
Investigators stated that a tractor trailer crashed into a parked utility truck at around 8:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the turnpike. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 41-year old Rodolfo Gonzalez, veered off the roadway onto the east shoulder where the driver of the utility truck, Ronald Cook, 68, was standing next to the truck. Cook was struck by the trailer along with the parked truck. The truck continued until reaching a chain-link fence.
Gonzalez was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he later died, while Cook was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.