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Iguana Caused Crash that Injured Local Fire Captain, Daughter

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Photo courtesy: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

The Florida Highway Patrol says an iguana led to the crash earlier this week that sent a fire captain with Boynton Beach Fire Rescue and his daughter to the hospital with critical injuries.

The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon along U.S. 1, near Marathon, in the Florida Keys.

According to the FHP, a car stopped suddenly in the southbound lanes to avoid hitting an iguana that was crossing the highway.

A box truck then slammed into the back of the car, and then careened into oncoming traffic, where it struck a pickup truck head-on.

The crash left fire captain Jeff Power and his daughter in critical condition.

A medical helicopter airlifted them to Jackson South Hospital.