Miami-Dade County

‘Motorcyle vs. semi’ crash on Florida Turnpike snarls traffic

Florida’s Turnpike Twitter feed is alerting motorists to an accident on the turnpike southbound near Northwest 106th Street. The crash involved a motorcyclist and a semi truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Florida’s Turnpike Twitter feed is alerting motorists to an accident on the turnpike southbound near Northwest 106th Street. The crash involved a motorcyclist and a semi truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Twitter

If you’re heading out this morning on the Florida Turnpike extension, pack patience.

A fatal accident between a motorcycle and a semi truck temporarily shut down traffic southbound at Northwest 106th Street, said Florida Highway Patrol’s Joe Sanchez. “Motorcycle versus semi. Motorcycle loses,” he said.

The roadway was cleared by 9 a.m., Sanchez said.

But it was slow going for early risers. All but one southbound lane had to close as Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene around 5:30 a.m., according to WSVN 7.

There are also reports of a multi-vehicle crash Saturday morning on I-75 north at Exit 11A Sheridan St. E. The accident has shut all lanes and is forcing detours.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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