2 semi-trucks involved in fiery crash on Florida Turnpike, FHP says

Part of the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County was shut down Monday morning after a fiery crash involving two semi-trucks, troopers said. All lanes have since reopened.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said that the crash occurred at 5:50 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of mile marker 237. It involved two semi-trucks. After the collision, one of them caught fire.


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As a result, they said that the Florida Turnpike is closed in both directions between Exit 240 for Kissimmee Park Road near St. Cloud and Exit 193 for FL-60. All lanes reopened late Monday morning.


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In addition, troopers said that one driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Osceola County Fire Rescue is still attempting to put out the fire. Both trailers were said to be loaded and there was a fuel spill of 250 gallons.


Photo from Osceola County Fire Rescue

Fire officials confirmed that EPA has responded due to the fuel spill.

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