Florida Turnpike reopens near I-75 after trailer overturns

Big rig hits wall after avoiding car hauler, FHP says

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

WILDWOOD, Fla. - A crash prompted authorities to close the Florida Turnpike in Wildwood, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported around 5 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike near I-75.

All northbound lanes were closed in the area but reopened three hours later, the FHP said.

Trooper said a car hauler drifted into the outside lane, causing the driver of a tractor-trailer to collide with a barrier wall. The trailer, carrying miscellaneous supplies, detached from the rig and overturned, troopers said.

The big rig driver was able to come to a controlled stop and was not injured, the FHP said.

No other information about the car hauler has been released.

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