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Tanker truck crashes into water off Florida’s Turnpike

Crash snarls traffic in southbound lanes near Hollywood Boulevard

A driver had to be rescued from the cab of a tanker truck after it crashed into a canal off Florida's Turnpike in Hollywood.
A driver had to be rescued from the cab of a tanker truck after it crashed into a canal off Florida's Turnpike in Hollywood.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – An oil tanker truck crashed through a guardrail on Florida’s Turnpike and into a canal Tuesday morning in Hollywood.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes between the Hollywood Boulevard and Griffin Road exits.

A view from Sky 10 showed the truck partially protruding from the water.

A good Samaritan tends to the driver of a tanker truck that crashed into a retention pond off Florida's Turnpike. (WPLG)

The truck appeared to have skidded off the turnpike after a crash involving a Mercedes-Benz.

Firefighters had to wade through the murky water to rescue the truck driver.

Local 10 News reporter Trent Kelly said the truck driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution. The driver of the car was not injured.

Gary Bryce said when he saw the damage to his brother’s car, he thought it was a fatal crash.

“But when I talked to him he said he was fine,” Bryce said.

Several southbound lanes were blocked because of the crash.

Traffic was blocked after a tanker truck crashed into a retention pond off Florida's Turnpike near Hollywood Boulevard. (WPLG)

About the Authors:

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.