SEFFNER, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol said a wrong-way driver was charged with driving under the influence Friday following a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 4.
Officials said they received a call about a wrong-way driver traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 near North Kingsway Road (mile marker 10) around 3:40 a.m.
Five minutes later, troopers said the wrong-way driver crashed into a Mercedes traveling in the middle inside lane at mile marker 12.
A pickup truck in the center lane braked to avoid the crash but was struck in the rear by a flat-bed truck, troopers said. The crash caused the pickup to rotate onto the shoulder, where it collided with a parked tractor-trailer.
Troopers said the flat-bed truck overturned, trapping the driver.
The wrong-way driver, identified as 22-year-old Arda Sengun, was arrested for driving under the influence with serious bodily injury, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers said Sengun had a BAC of 0.187.
Three other drivers were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crews had to close all westbound lanes just after Mcintosh Road to clean up debris from the crash.
The westbound lanes remained closed, however, officials started to let drivers pass the crash on the left shoulder just before 7 a.m.
A detour is in place at Mcintosh Road.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.