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Violent crash at Florida toll plaza caught on camera

Posted at 8:38 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 11:38:58-04

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (WFTS) - Newly released video of a car violently crashing into a Florida turnpike toll plaza shows a passenger thrown from the vehicle.

A Florida state trooper who responded to the incident noted that the driver of the vehicle appeared to be fatigued at the time.

The video shows the SUV speeding towards the plaza and crashing into the barrier. A passenger can be seen ejected from the vehicle, through the windshield. He then skids along the ground before coming to a stop right next to one of the toll booths.

The SUV caught fire and poured smoke into the surrounding area before another person can be seen coming out of the vehicle.

Officials say there were five people in the vehicle and all survived.