3 injured in chain-reaction crash on I-4 at Champions Gate

Westbound lanes were closed due to wreck

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A multi-vehicle crash Friday morning shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 4 at Champions Gate in Osceola County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said traffic was backed up on I-4 when a box truck driver apparently did not notice and struck a vehicle in front of him.

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A chain-reaction then occurred, with four vehicles damaged in the crash, the FHP said.

Troopers said three victims were taken to hospitals with minor injuries. Earlier, Osceola County Fire Rescue told News 6 that there were four patients.

No other details about the crash have been released.


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