Two Killed In Southwest Florida Crash
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Two people died after a tanker truck crashed into a stopped minivan on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 16-year-old Jannelle Arvelaez's van was stopped with its hazard light flashing in the southbound outside lane of I-75 near Naples around 3 a.m. Thursday.
A tanker truck driven by 48-year-old Alexander Brener traveling in the same lane rear-ended the van and overturned.
FHP says both drivers were ejected from their vehicles. Brener died at the scene, and Arvelaez died later at a Fort Myers hospital.
Investigators weren't immediately sure why Arvelaez was pulled over on the highway.
The overturned tanker blocked an exit ramp, and about 3,000 gallons of a bleaching agent called hypochloride was spilled.
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