ORLANDO, Fla. – A semi hauling lumber and plywood overturned Wednesday morning on I-4 in Seminole County, blocking all westbound lanes of the interstate for more than four hours.
The two-vehicle crash happened around 6 a.m. near State Road 434 in Longwood. The roadway reopened after 10 a.m.
Video from News 6 helicopter Sky 6 showed the big rig on its side, with lumber lying on I-4.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 41-year-old Julio Gonzalez was driving a semi in the center lane of westbound I-4 when he traveled into the left lane but then quickly swerved back into the center lane, which caused the semi to overturn when the load in the trailer shifted.
A tractor-trailer loses its load of lumber on I-4 west in Longwood.
Gonzalez was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the FHP said. A Jeep SUV was hit by the semi’s trailer but the driver of that vehicle was not injured, records show.
Crews removed the plywood and cleaned up a fuel spill, troopers said.
The semi was turned upright and towed from the scene.
Traffic was backed up in the area.
No other details have been released.
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