SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 in Seminole County on Wednesday temporarily shut down all eastbound lanes, otherwise bringing traffic speeds down a notch once lanes began to reopen, according to FL511.
Troopers said the crash happened around 2:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-4 near Mile Marker 102 in Sanford.
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The Florida Highway Patrol stated in a release that a 2003 GMC Sierra with a trailer was switching from the merge lane to the outside lane along eastbound I-4, which led the vehicle to enter into the path of a 2017 Nissan Sentra heading in the same direction.
During the incident, the Sierra’s trailer struck the side of the Sentra, and the Sierra began to rotate and travel into the inside lane, which was occupied by a 2023 Dodge Ram, troopers added.
The release shows that the Sierra then collided with the front of the Ram, causing the Ram to further collide with the concrete barrier wall. Meanwhile, the Sierra continued to rotate and overturned after striking the Ram, FHP said.
The Sierra driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. The drivers of the Sentra and Ram remained uninjured, however, according to FHP.
Troopers announced that the roadblock was cleared at 4:26 p.m., reopening the eastbound lanes along I-4.
A crash earlier Wednesday on I-4 in Volusia County shut down westbound lanes for hours near Walt Disney World; in it, the driver of a septic tanker truck was hospitalized in critical condition after the big rig rolled on its side near World Drive in Kissimmee, troopers said.
This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.
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