Sheriff: Avoid U.S. 1 between Florida City and Key Largo due to fatal crash

Officials urged drivers to avoid the “18-Mile Stretch” of U.S. 1 between Florida City and Key Largo due to a fatal crash Friday afternoon.

At 4:33 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the highway was “fully closed” due to the crash, which happened near mile marker 126 on Key Largo.

A person died on Friday after a car crash on U.S. 1 in Monroe County.

Deputies encouraged drivers to avoid the stretch for “the next few hours,” if possible.

Northbound traffic reopened just after 5 p.m. Friday, the agency tweeted, however, southbound traffic remained closed.

No other information was immediately available.

NB traffic open/SB traffic still closed on US1 @ MM126 due to fatal crash https://t.co/9Eu6KPqK4V

— Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) August 5, 2022

Full US1 closure @ MM126 due to fatal crash. Avoid the 18-Mile Stretch for the next few hours if possible https://t.co/5WVa8hM2H1

— Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) August 5, 2022Read More


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