Fatal Early-Morning Crash On Florida Keys Highway

 Monday, August 24, 2015

 Key West Citizen

Three people were killed — including a Key West woman — and three others were airlifted to Miami after two trucks collided on U.S. 1 early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The crash shut down the highway for nearly five hours. The crash occurred at 12:54 a.m. after a southbound 2009 Ford F-150 pickup struck the guard rail on the Shark Key Bridge at Mile Marker 12, rolled over and came to rest in the northbound lane, where a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 truck struck it head-on, said FHP Lt. Kathy McKinney said.