COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol says one man is dead and another hurt after troopers say they crashed and overturned a semi-truck into a water-filled canal on Friday morning.
According to the FHP crash report, a 22-year-old Miami man was driving the truck and a 23-year-old Tampa man was the passenger. They were traveling eastbound on Alligator Alley around 5:00 a.m. when troopers say the driver failed to negotiate a curve and the truck collided with the guardrail and overturned into a water-filled canal.
The passenger was taken to the hospital where he later died, and the driver was seriously hurt.
The Florida Highway Patrol has closed the eastbound lanes on Interstate 75 at mile marker 80 (SR-29) possibly caused damage to one of the pillars of the bridge.
FHP is investigating the cause of the crash.