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Highway horror: Flaming pumpkins jam Florida traffic

Driver was not injured, FHP says


PACSO COUNTY, Fla. – A tractor trailer hauling pumpkins on Interstate 75 erupted into flames after colliding with a guardrail on the exit ramp Friday morning in Pasco County.

Officials said the tractor trailer was traveling south around 4:30 a.m. when the collision happened near the State Road 52 exit causing the trailer to erupt into flames after it came to a complete stop.

[Photos: Semi-truck carrying pumpkins crashes on I-75]

The driver was not injured, Florida Highway Patrol said. 

The southbound lanes of I-75 are closed and traffic is being diverted to State Road 52. 

Officials said extensive roadway repairs need to be made and traffic will be diverted around the crash.