Semi-truck crash shut down major roadway in Osceola County, fire officials say

Incident occurred at Osceola Polk Line Road and FL-17

Lines pained on the center of a road. (Pexels)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A fuel-spilled crash involving a semi-truck closed down a major intersection Monday morning, according to Osceola County fire officials.

Fire officials said the incident occurred at the intersection of Osceola Polk Line Road and FL-17 (Orange Blossom Trail) around 10:30 a.m.

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A semi-truck carrying a concrete beam and a pick-up truck collided, shutting down OBT at that intersection.

Investigators said the semi-truck driver was transported to the hospital via helicopter and required extraction from the vehicle due to semi-roof, windshield and steering column damage.

Other minor injuries were reported.

Fire officials are currently cleaning up debris and spilled fuel at the scene.

Traffic delays can be expected in the area.


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