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Pickup Truck Catches Fire on NB Turnpike in Boca Raton

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    Woman Arrested in Fiery Turnpike Crash

    Nina Marie Rodriguez is facing DUI charges following a fiery crash on the Florida Turnpike in Boca Raton. (Published Friday, Feb. 13, 2015)

    A pickup truck was on fire in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike just before Glades Road in Boca Raton Friday morning.

    This was just after 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.

    Three men said they were on a way to a job from Doral to West Palm Beach when they were hit by another car.

    Florida Highway Patrol officials said a drunk driver swerved into the pickup truck, sending a spark to the gas tank.

    Crash That Caused Explosion Caught on Camera

    [MI] Crash That Caused Explosion Caught on Camera
    A crash in Boca Raton that caused a truck to explode was caught on camera.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 13, 2015)

    "I could've just died, I got hit by a car and the thing caught fire," said Carlos Soto, who was driving the truck.

    Soto and his coworkers weren't injured.

    Officials said the driver of the other car, a Chevy Malibu, was 34-year-old Nina Marie Rodriguez, of Boynton Beach. Her blood alcohol level was .116, officials said.

    Truck on Fire on Fla. Turnpike: Boca Raton

    [MI] Truck on Fire on Fla. Turnpike: Boca Raton
    A pickup truck was on fire in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike just before Glades Road in Boca Raton Friday morning.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 13, 2015)

    Rodriguez was arrested on DUI charges and taken to a nearby hospital. She was later booked into the Palm Beach County Jail where she was being held without bond late Friday. It was unknown if she has an attorney.

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