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Tornado knocks over semi-truck on I-4 near Polk Parkway

Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A tornado crossed over I-4 Friday night knocking over a semi tractor trailer and blocking portions of the highway for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The semi-truck was traveling westbound on I-4 near Polk Parkway when wind knocked the tractor trailer over and onto a Lexus traveling next to it.

Debris from the impact struck two additional vehicles near the collision, forcing them to a complete stop as well.

News Channel 8 viewer Melissa Korta shared video from I-4 Friday night. The video shows debris flying all over the highway.

The crash closed the outside and exit lanes of I-4 in the area until 1:30 a.m.

Luckily there were no reported injuries from the crash.


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