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