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Man dies in wrong-way crash on Fla. Turnpike

Posted at 7:36 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 07:36:37-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The driver of a vehicle heading the wrong way without headlights has died in a crash on Florida's Turnpike near Fort Lauderdale.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old man was killed late Sunday. The crash closed the southbound lanes of the Turnpike for several hours.

Troopers say man's vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer, which tried to swerve to avoid the crash. The truck jack-knifed but the two people inside were not injured.

The names of those involved have not been released.

The highway patrol is investigating.

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