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Tanker truck crashes into water off Florida’s Turnpike

Crash snarls traffic in southbound lanes near Hollywood Boulevard

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

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