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CORRECTS TO TOW TRUCK WORKER, NOT DRIVER - A tractor trailer dangles off the Congress Avenue overpass over I-95 early Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol says a tow truck worker fell to his death from an overpass on Interstate 95 while helping to upright an overturned tractor trailer.  (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP)
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Troopers: Tow truck worker falls to death from I-95 overpass

CORRECTS TO TOW TRUCK WORKER, NOT DRIVER - A tractor trailer dangles off the Congress Avenue overpass over I-95 early Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol says a tow truck worker fell to his death from an overpass on Interstate 95 while helping to upright an overturned tractor trailer. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a tow truck worker fell to his death from an overpass on Interstate 95 while helping to upright an overturned tractor trailer.

The crash near Boca Raton left the truck dangling over the interstate’s overpass, causing a traffic snarl along the busy South Florida corridor early Wednesday.

Troopers say the crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. Officials say 69-year-old Richard Jason Randolph had stepped over a wall and was working to secure the trailer when he fell. The three southbound lanes of I-95 remained closed for about five hours as an investigation continued and crews worked to upright the truck.

Officials say the tractor-trailer’s driver wasn’t injured in the rollover crash.

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