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Critically injured driver airlifted after crash on Florida Turnpike near Leesburg

A critically injured driver was airlifted after a crash Saturday morning on the Florida Turnpike near Leesburg.

The 28-year-old Box Springs, Ga. man had been “swerving in and out of traffic and traveling over the posted speed limit” just before the accident occurred at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mile Marker 284, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver of this vehicle was flown to a hospital in Orlando after a crash Saturday morning on the Florida Turnpike near Leesburg
The driver of this vehicle was flown to a hospital in Orlando after a crash Saturday morning on the Florida Turnpike near Leesburg.

His vehicle struck the rear end of a tractor trailer truck driven by a 44-year-old Louisville, Ky. man.

The Georgia man’s car overturned “multiple times,” the report said. The report indicated it was not known if he had been wearing a seat belt. He was flown to Orlando Health.

The Kentucky trucker was not injured.

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