MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike were shut down in the area near Quail Roost Drive after a man was struck and killed by a truck early Saturday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol investigated the incident which occurred at around 4 a.m.READ MORE: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
Authorities say a gray Mercedes was traveling south on the turnpike in the area when the vehicle lost control and collided with the concrete barrier and came to a final stop blocking the roadway.
The driver of the Mercedes exited the vehicle and was walking on the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer.READ MORE: Cleveland Clinic Weston Once Again #1 Hospital In Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro Area
FHP said the man died on the scene as a result of his injuries.
The southbound lanes were closed for several hours on Saturday.MORE NEWS: Calls Continue For Cuban Embassy In DC To Be Shut Down
Authorities did not identify the man who died.