HORRIFYING showed a fireball crash left one dead, closed a major highway and injured five people.
On the Interstate 75 highway in Florida, a semi-trailer truck drifted onto the shoulder of the federal highway and rammed into another parked semi-trailer truck on Friday.
Chaos ensued when the first semifinal’s gas tanks separated and blew up on impact.
It struck a Buick Enclave, killing a 49-year-old passenger around 10:00 a.m. this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to WTVT.
The trailer of the parked truck carrying cotton clothing caught fire.
The driver of the Buick, a 22-year-old man, and his two other occupants, boys aged four and ten, suffered minor injuries.
Their relationship is unknown, but the passenger is believed to be from Ruskin, FL
The Highway Patrol is investigating why the truck skidded.
The drivers of both trucks also suffered minor injuries.
The fire brigade was finally able to extinguish the fire in the truck,
The accident occurred on the north lanes of Interstate 75 near Tampa.
The Buick was in the center lane at the time of impact.
Police closed the northbound lanes of the 256 freeway exit where the accident occurred.
You will be diverted onto US 301, another major freeway.
The lockdown lasted four hours.
The lanes have since been reopened following a cleanup and investigation.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5587353/crash-interstate-75-tampa-florida-gas-tank/ Horrific images show a fiery accident that left one dead and 5 injured after the natural gas tank was thrown from the truck onto the car