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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A deadly crash on the Florida Turnpike Friday night closed all lanes in both directions of the highway in Kendall.

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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.

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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.

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FHP is investigating the crash.