Dump truck overturns, spills trash on S.R. 417 in Orange County

Driver taken to Orlando hospital, FHP says

A crash closes SR-417 in Orange County.
A crash closes SR-417 in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A dump truck overturned Friday morning, dumping trash all over State Road 417 in Orange County and forcing officials to close the roadway.

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The wreck happened in the northbound lanes of S.R. 417, north of the Lee Vista Boulevard exit in Orlando.

All northbound lanes of S.R. 417 were closed in the area, and drivers were forced to exit at Lee Vista Boulevard. Two lanes reopened just before 11 a.m. Friday.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said the driver changed lanes and sideswiped a pickup truck. The driver then over-corrected, and the truck rolled over, she said.

The driver of the dump truck was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, the FHP said.

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