5 crashes cause backup on westbound I-4 in Longwood

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Five separate crashes on Interstate 4 in Longwood triggered a traffic back-up on Friday afternoon, Florida Highway Patrol says.

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Troopers said four of the crashes involved 2 cars and the fifth involved three cars on westbound I-4 in Longwood.

Minor injuries have been reported and FHP says that the string of crashes began as one accident that triggered the others.

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