TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A tractor-trailer crash caused heavy traffic delays on I-275 in downtown Tampa early Monday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unloaded Freightliner tractor-trailer was heading north on I-275 near Ashley Drive north when it came upon a crash site that was already there.
In an effort to evade the crash scene, the tractor-trailer braked too hard, causing it to jackknife and hit an SUV and the center median.
Troopers said the impact with the center median caused large parts of the concrete wall, fuel, and vehicle fluids to be scattered across both the north and southbound lanes of I-275.
The northbound lanes and part of the southbound lanes were closed until 6:30 a.m.
Both the driver of the tractor-trailer and the SUV suffered minor injuries.