News: Pickup truck crash on Florida Turnpike in Clermont leaves 2 dead


CLERMONT, FL – An accident involving a pickup truck in Lake County on Saturday afternoon left two people dead, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident happened along the Florida Turnpike near mile marker 280 in Clermont.  According to the FHP, the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was going south in a construction zone at about 2:30 p.m. when the vehicle went off the roadway and onto the right shoulder.

The pickup then collided with a concrete storm drain box and overturned.  The driver and a back-seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the front seat was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the wreck.

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a car accident due to the negligence of another person? If so, the Lake County Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can assist you with your case.  We can help you pursue compensation for the expenses you have incurred from the crash.  We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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