FHP identifies woman killed in Turnpike crash

Mary Jane Alston killed, Michael Schneider injured in crash


BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol identified the woman killed in a crash on Florida's Turnpike on Monday evening.

Mary Jane Alston, 75, was killed when she crashed into a parked truck, then hit the guardrail just south of the Sawgrass Expressway.

According to investigators, Alston first hit Michael Schneider, who parked his truck to rescue a cat that was in the roadway. He was listed in critical condition at Broward Health North Medical Center.

The cat also died.