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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.

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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.

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FHP said the man died on the scene as a result of his injuries.

The southbound lanes were closed for several hours on Saturday.

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Authorities did not identify the man who died. Team