Three people were killed when a box truck and a Ford SUV collided Wednesday on State Road 29 between LaBelle and Palmdale. (Photo via the Florida Highway Patrol)

3 killed in crash on State Road 29

PALMDALE, Fla. Three people are dead and several hospitalized after a crash on State Road 29, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck took place when a Ford SUV collided head-on with a box truck shortly before 6 a.m. near Chaparral Avenue between LaBelle and Palmdale, according to the FHP.

State Road 29 was shut down in both directions for hours between County Road 78 and County Road 74, the FHP said. It had reopened by Wednesday afternoon.

Both vehicles appeared to have been burned, a Florida Highway Patrol photo shows.

No further information is immediately available.