Deadly crash blocks US 41 NB in Punta Gorda

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — At least one person is dead after a crash that has closed the northbound lanes of U.S. 41 near Payne Street, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck took place shortly before 9:15 p.m., according to the FHP. The highway will be blocked until about 2 a.m., the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.

No further information is immediately available.

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