Injuries reported in three Hillsborough Co. crashes on I-75

TAMPA, FL – At least one person sustained injuries after a series of related crashes involving a fuel spill on the interstate in Tampa on Monday, reports WFLA News 8.

Police say the initial incident happened around 11:30 p.m. when the driver of a northbound Jeep Wrangler lost control of their vehicle on Interstate 75 in Tampa. The roadway was wet at the time, and the Jeep crashed into a concrete barrier before stopping in the road.

At this point, an 18-wheeler hauling two trailers collided with the Jeep and jackknifed across both lanes of the exit ramp to CR-579.

A second tractor-trailer also jackknifed and crashed into a guardrail when it was unable to stop in time for the first semi-truck. The trailer on the second 18-wheeler pierced the fuel tank on the truck, at which point diesel began to leak onto the roadway.

Crews worked overnight to clear the crash and to clean up the fuel spill.

Authorities have not spoken any further about injuries from the wreck.

A full investigation is underway.

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