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.
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.
Seminole County I-4: cleanup continues as a tractor trailer carrying energy drinks overturned, eastbound on I-4 @ mm 97, at 5:25 this morning. Driver that was transported is stable. 2 lanes are now open westbound and 1 lane open eastbound. pic.twitter.com/zoR5f4rcvy— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) July 20, 2021
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.