MAIMI, FLORIDA: According to Florida Highway Patrol, a crash in the southbound lanes of the highway caused a tractor-trailer to go off the side of the highway.
The Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said the tractor-trailer was involved in a crash with three other vehicles.
After the crash, the driver of the tractor-trailer drove off the roadway onto an embankment. As a result, the tractor-trailer overturned.
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the other three vehicles that were involved in the crash also overturned.
The crash reports say altogether 18 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials along with their Technical Rescue Team and a trauma surgeon responded to the scene.
After some hours the victims were airlifted to a trauma center. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The authorities were collecting evidence at the scene so southbound lanes of the Turnpike were shut down at Okeechobee Road after the crash.
The crash is under investigation.