ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A crash Saturday morning that involved an overturned truck injured five people, including three children, and forced the temporary closure of all northbound E-PASS through lanes on State Road 417 at the John Young Parkway Toll Plaza (mile marker 7), according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said a sedan traveling northbound in the inside lane of SR-417 made an improper lane change to the outside lane in the direct path of the truck, which was driven by a 54-year-old Orlando man.
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At 10:34 a.m., the rear right of the sedan struck the front left of the truck, causing the truck to overturn and collide with a concrete wall barrier, a guardrail and a pole while its contents — a load of construction debris — spilled onto the roadway, troopers said.
According to a crash report, the truck driver and the occupants of the sedan — all four of whom were from Salisbury, Maryland — suffered minor injuries in the crash. Troopers said the sedan was driven by a 38-year-old man and carried three children passengers: a 16-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy.
The sedan’s occupants stayed at the scene of the crash while the truck’s driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the report states.
The crash prompted the redirection of northbound traffic through toll booths in the area. As of 2:55 p.m., all lanes were reopened, troopers said.
Orange County Traffic Alert:— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) July 9, 2022
NB SR-417 at mile marker 7 is blocked due to an overturned dump truck, vehicle crash with injuries. The EPASS travel lanes are blocked and traffic is behind diverted through the toll booth. Please travel cautiously, emergency crews are still on-scene. pic.twitter.com/oBCAcomkk6
No other details were shared. The crash is still being investigated.
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