1 dead, 4 injured in Orlando crash involving semi-truck, police say

I-4 eastbound closed at Orange Blossom Trail for several hours

Crash on Interstate 4 at Michigan Street Sunday, May 2. (Image: Florida Department of Transportation) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – One person died and four others were injured after a crash involving a semi-truck overnight Sunday, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The department said officers arrived to the crash just before 3 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 4 at the Michigan Street exit. The Orlando Fire Department said four people were taken to the hospital.

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Police said a semi-truck and “multiple vehicles” were involved in the crash, but it is unclear exactly how many cars were in the crash.

Officers closed I-4 eastbound at Orange Blossom Trail for several hours. As of 1 p.m., the interstate was reopened.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol are assisting with the road closure, police said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.


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