MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A deadly crash on the Florida Turnpike Friday night closed all lanes in both directions of the highway in Kendall.READ MORE: 'Primary Goal Is Active Shooter Response': Miami-Dade Police Priority Response Team Trains For Whatever Comes Its Way
Six people had to be transported to Kendall Regional Hospital after a collision between a fuel tanker and other vehicles shortly before 9 p.m.
Two people transported to the hospital have died, according to authorities.
No word on the condition of the other four at this hour.
The crash created a hazardous materials situation (hazmat) after the tanker subsequently crashed against the center barrier.READ MORE: Rojas Homers And Gets 3 Hits As Marlins Beat Nationals 5-1
No word on how many gallons of fuel were spilled as a result of the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the turnpike would be closed for hours.
At 11 p.m., all lanes remained closed.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area.MORE NEWS: Companies Ask For Rate Hikes In Virtual Hearings With Florida’s Office Of Insurance Regulation
FHP is investigating the crash.