One dead in single-vehicle crash at Turkey Lake service plaza

The medical examiner will update Florida Highway Patrol once the body is identified.

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Florida High Patrol officers are investigating an early-morning deadly crash at the Turkey Lake service plaza on Florida's Turnpike.

According to FHP reports, at about 5:22 a.m. Thursday, June 9, a driver of a 2020 Chevy Trax lost control while traveling northbound on a side service road by the Turkey Lake service plaza. The driver struck a curb and ran off the roadway. Then, the vehicle struck a utility pole, caught fire and became fully engulfed. The driver was pronounced dead on-scene. 

The medical examiner is working on identifying the body of the deceased. Once the body is identified, the Florida Highway Patrol will be notified. 

The incident remains under investigation. 



Andrea Mujica

Staff writer Andrea Mujica covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not on the sidelines, you can find Andrea coaching rowers at the Orlando Area Rowing Society in Windermere.