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LABELLE | Crews on scene of fatal crash along State Road 29

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Sep 23, 2023

LABELLE, Fla. — According to Florida Highway Patrol a crash occurred Saturday morning shortly after 6 a.m. along State Road 29.

FHP says a 58-year-old Felda man and an unidentified male were killed.

A dump truck and a pickup truck were involved. The dump truck was traveling south on SR-29 while the pickup was traveling north.

As the dump truck attempted to turn into a gas station, it entered the path of the pickup.

The driver and one passenger of the pickup were killed.

Three other passengers were injured and taken to a local hospital.

Drivers need to be aware of a current roadblock along SR-29 in both directions from Helms Road to Cowboy Way.

Fox 4 is on scene and will bring you more updates are they are released.

It's also important to make note that this marks the third major crash on a mile section of that road in the last nine days.

As FOX 4 reported on September 14, a 15-year-old was killed by a hit and run driver in Labelle.

Another hit and run crash happened on September 21 when a vehicle was going north on State Road 29, just south of Jim Kulczy Drive. FHP says the vehicle collided with an industrial fire hydrant causing it to dispense more than 85,000 gallons of purified water in the area.

The driver fled the scene and FHP is still looking for details in both of these hit and run crashes asking anyone with information to call Florida Highway Patrol or Crimestoppers.