Crash snarls traffic on I-275 - FOX 13 News

Crash snarls traffic on I-275

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Traffic on Interstate 275 slowed to a crawl for a while early Thursday afternoon when a multi-vehicle crash knocked a light pole across the highway.

According to FHP investigators, a northbound pickup truck lost control while changing lanes near downtown. It hit a BMW sedan, flipping it over, before slamming into the median wall and knocking down the light pole.

The pole fell onto a semi-truck, blocking lanes in both directions.

Emergency crews removed the pole by 2:15, but traffic through the area was slow to clear.

The driver of the BMW was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The pickup truck driver, identified by FHP as Mark Steven Potter of Tampa, was ticketed.

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