Woman killed in crash on Florida Turnpike in Lake County: FHP

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Southbound traffic on the Florida Turnpike has reopened following a deadly crash in Lake County. 

Shortly before 3 a.m., a woman was driving southbound on the Florida Turnpike near State Road 19 when her Buick Century was hit from behind by another vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said in an email to FOX 35 News. She died at the scene. Officials are working to identify her. 

Troopers said the driver that struck her vehicle – a 39-year-old Orlando man driving a Kia Sorento – failed to slow down as the Century slowed ahead.

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He was taken to South Lake Hospital with serious injuries, FHP said. The crash remains under investigation.