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Dump truck hits motorcycle and car, killing 2

| Sep 25, 2019 | Car Accidents

A dump truck in Florida was involved in a multi-vehicle wreck that left two people dead. One of the other vehicles was a motorcycle.

Per reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the dump truck was out on U.S. 192, heading west. Behind the wheel was a 50-year-old man from Miami. He allegedly “failed to stop as he approached traffic.” The truck then went up over the median and entered the eastbound lanes in the wrong direction.

The motorcyclist was driving east and slammed into the back end of the truck. The rider was a 48-year-old man. Emergency crews responded, but he passed away at the scene.

The other vehicle was a Honda SUV. The dump truck hit the side of that vehicle. A 19-year-old girl was inside, and the impact killed her, as well.

The whole tragic turn of events happened right around 6:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.

The man who was driving the dump truck did not get injured in the crash. The police did say that he is facing charges, though, which are currently pending as the investigation continues.

Overhead pictures from the scene show a white dump truck sitting in the grass. There are multiple fire trucks and police cars parked in the street, blocking traffic as the emergency crews respond. It is difficult to make out the other vehicles, but a group of firefighters stands around the front of the truck.

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