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FHP: Van crashes into semi-truck making improper U-turn on I-275

Hillsborough County

Photo: Florida Highway Patrol

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Two 55-year-old Safety Harbor residents were seriously injured after crashing into a semi truck that was attempting an improper U-turn on Interstate 275 Monday morning.

Just before 5 a.m. Monday, a semi truck driven by a 48-year-old Tampa man was traveling north on I-275 near mile marker 58 in Hillsborough County. The Florida Highway Patrol said the man tried to make an improper U-turn into the southbound lanes.

FHP said a van trailing behind the semi truck smashed into its side. A 55-year-old man driving the van was seriously injured. His 55-year-old female passenger was critically injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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