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One dead after truck plummets off I-75 overpass, catches fire


Florida transportation officials have shut down a stretch of I-75 in east Tampa after a  fatal fiery multi-vehicle crash involving a truck that crashed off of an overpass.

The crash happened today just after 4 p.m. according to ABC Action News.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a truck hauling tomatoes was traveling south on I-75 when the driver lost control and crashed off of the interstate onto Fowler Avenue below. The crashed truck caught fire, sending large amounts of smoke into the air. The load of tomatoes spilled out onto the roadway after the crash.

Florida troopers say that several vehicles were involved in the crash.


At least one person died in the crash, but it isn’t clear what vehicle this person was inside. It isn’t clear how many injuries resulted from the crash.

I-75 is closed down in both directions and is expected to remain shut down for hours.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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