I-75 stretch in Pasco reopened after serious crash - FOX 13 News

I-75 stretch in Pasco reopened after serious crash

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A serious crash involving four semi-trucks and an SUV caused a major backup on I-75 near the Pasco-Hernando line Tuesday morning.

It happened around 5 a.m. southbound near the Blanton Road exit, or mile marker 293, and Florida Highway Patrol officials say there were actually two accidents.

The stretch has been reopened.

According to FHP officials, one of the semis crashed into an SUV. A short time later, the other three semis hit each other when one of them tried to slow down.

The view from SkyFOX showed a mangled mess in the lanes, and a backup of cars at a standstill for miles. The stretch was closed for about four hours.

Sgt. Steve Gaskins of the Florida Highway Patrol tells us that despite the significant damage, no one was killed in the crash. However, one driver had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

There were trucks from four trucking companies involved. They are: T&J Trucking, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, McCollisters Transportation Systems and Annointed Wheels Trucking.

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