Seven Mile Bridge Re-Opens to Traffic After Fatal Accident

1 person is dead and 2 others were being airlifted to a Miami hospital after the accident at about 9 p.m., authorities said

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 5:44 AM EDT
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Seven Mile Bridge Re-Opens to Traffic After Fatal Accident

Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images/File

In this handout photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, traffic flows on the Seven Mile Bridge a day after Hurricane Rita skirted the Keys on Sept. 21, 2005 near Key Largo.

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The roadway has been cleared on the Florida Keys' Seven Mile Bridge after a fatal accident Wednesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said one person died and two others were being airlifted to a Miami hospital after the accident on the north end of the bridge at about 9 p.m. It shut down traffic in both directions for hours.

The crash involved at least two vehicles, and at least one of them caught fire, according to Herrin.

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The FHP will investigate, she said.

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