By Associated Press - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Troopers say three people died and three others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Florida’s Turnpike.

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said in a news release that the crash happened early Tuesday south of Orlando.

Montes says a Road Ranger stopped to assist with the flat tire Monday evening but they were unable to remove the lug nuts. Trooper red-tagged the vehicle as disabled and the driver said she’d have someone help her. After midnight, the woman began driving slowly with a SUV following. A Fed-Ex tractor-trailer struck the SUV and jackknifed. The SUV hit the car.

Montes says three people in the SUV died and three others were taken to hospitals. The truck driver and driver of the car with the flat tire suffered minor injuries.

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