I-275 Shut Down Monday Morning After Fiery Semi-Truck Crash

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 17, 2020

Tampa, FL (6/15/2020) – Troopers shut down I-275 on Monday morning after a semi-truck carrying apple cider and car collided and caught on fire. The crash happened around 3:15 a.m. on I-275 at Bearss Avenue.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a car was driving the wrong way on the interstate when it crashed into a semi-truck. The accident pushed the semi into the median where it hit the barrier and caught on fire. The driver of the car was rushed to the hospital where they are in serious condition, while the driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. I-275 remained closed in both directions until around 5:30 a.m. It is unclear whether impairment was a factor in the accident.

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Sources: Bay News 9, WTSP