KEY LARGO, Fla. – Deputies reopened the “18-Mile Stretch” of U.S. 1 after a fatal crash on Friday afternoon prompted its closure for more than three hours.
A yellow tarp covered a body near a Wendy’s restaurant. There was a damaged motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle at Mile Marker 126, deputies said.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported the area was “fully closed” due to the crash at about 4:30 p.m.
Northbound traffic reopened just after 5 p.m., according to deputies. Shortly after 8 p.m., deputies announced the southbound lanes had also reopened.
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Full US1 closure @ MM126 due to fatal crash. Avoid the 18-Mile Stretch for the next few hours if possible https://t.co/5WVa8hM2H1— Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) August 5, 2022
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.