Semi hauling energy drinks overturns on I-4 in Seminole County, causing major traffic jam

Wreck reported on I-4 east in Lake Mary

LAKE MARY, Fla. – A semitrailer carrying energy drinks crashed and overturned on I-4 in Seminole County, causing a major traffic jam for Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

The wreck happened around 5:25 a.m. on I-4 east near mile marker 97 in Lake Mary.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said a 42-year-old Orlando man was driving the big rig when, according to witnesses, the semi suddenly traveled toward the left and overturned on a guardrail.

The trailer sustained heavy damage, and the energy drinks spilled onto I-4, the FHP said.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries, according to an FHP report. The FHP tweeted that he was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Two westbound lanes are open and one eastbound lane is open, backing up traffic in both directions.

U.S. 17-92 and Markham Woods Road can be used as alternate routes.


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