Six people died Sunday in a head-on collision on Florida’s Turnpike that might have been caused by a blown tire, officials said.
The driver of a Toyota heading north lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the median into southbound traffic about 20 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Pat Santangelo said. The car then rammed into a Honda.
All three people in the Toyota and three of the four people in the Honda were killed, including a 7-month-old baby, Santangelo said. One woman in the Honda survived; she has a broken leg. The victims were not identified.
Investigators found the left rear tire of the Toyota was punctured, which might have caused the driver to lose control, Santangelo said.