- Associated Press - Sunday, August 23, 2015

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Three people are dead and two others injured after an early-morning Florida Keys crash that shut down part of the Overseas Highway for five hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the wreck happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday when a southbound pickup hit a guardrail on the Shark Key Bridge. The vehicle rolled over, coming to rest in a northbound lane, where another truck struck it.

Two people were pronounced dead on the scene. A third later died at Lower Keys Medical Center. Two others were airlifted to Miami-area hospitals in critical condition.

The Key West Citizen reports (https://bit.ly/1U8oNv3 ) the crash shut down the bridge in both directions until about 6 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities are still probing the cause. Names of the dead have not been released.


Information from: The Key West (Fla.) Citizen, https://www.keysnews.com

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