All Lanes of Interstate 4 East Now Open Following Crash

The crash occurred about 4 p.m. near exit 31, when a 2012 GMC truck overturned.

Responding officers originally closed all of the interstate lanes, but the left lane was opened at 4:40 p.m., the Highway Patrol said.

This post will be updated.

Trooper hurt while investigating crash on I-4

A Florida state trooper is recovering from injuries suffered during a crash on Interstate 4 in Seffner.

The Tampa Tribune ( http://bit.ly/Ld7yM6) reports a box truck hit the trooper’s vehicle Wednesday night as he was completing the investigation of a two-vehicle crash on the interstate.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the trooper was driving across I-4 with his emergency lights when the truck hit him. At the time of the crash he was taking a female driver who was involved in the initial crash back to her car. The trooper’s car spun into the emergency lane and hit an unoccupied vehicle.

The trooper was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life threatening. The female passenger in his vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

Truck Fire Clogs Sunday Traffic On Interstate 4

The fire began about 2:15 p.m. at mile marker 44 near Polk City, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The trailer brakes on the car-hauling semi locked, the Highway Patrol said. The resulting friction started a fire that spread to the hauled vehicles.

All eastbound lanes of the highway were immediately closed as smoke affected visibility. Westbound lanes were partially closed.

By 4 p.m., westbound lanes were reopened, and the eastbound left shoulder was opened for traffic to begin to pass. The eastbound left lane was reopened about 25 minutes later, and all lanes reopened by 4:30 p.m.

Plant City man dies, woman critical after I-4 rollover crash

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Trooper hurt while investigating crash on I-4

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) – A Florida state trooper is recovering from injuries suffered during a crash on Interstate 4 in Seffner.
    
The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/Ld7yM6 ) reports a box truck hit the trooper’s vehicle Wednesday night as he was completing the investigation of a two-vehicle crash on the interstate.
    
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the trooper was driving across I-4 with his emergency lights when the truck hit him. At the time of the crash he was taking a female driver who was involved in the initial crash back to her car. The trooper’s car spun into the emergency lane and hit an unoccupied vehicle.
    
The trooper was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life threatening. The female passenger in his vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

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SEFFNER, Florida — A Florida state trooper is recovering from injuries suffered during a crash on Interstate 4 in Seffner.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/Ld7yM6 ) reports a box truck hit the trooper’s vehicle Wednesday night as he was completing the investigation of a two-vehicle crash on the interstate.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the trooper was driving across I-4 with his emergency lights when the truck hit him. At the time of the crash he was taking a female driver who was involved in the initial crash back to her car. The trooper’s car spun into the emergency lane and hit an unoccupied vehicle.

The trooper was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life threatening. The female passenger in his vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

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— A Florida state trooper is recovering from injuries suffered during a crash on Interstate 4 in Seffner.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/Ld7yM6 ) reports a box truck hit the trooper’s vehicle Wednesday night as he was completing the investigation of a two-vehicle crash on the interstate.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the trooper was driving across I-4 with his emergency lights when the truck hit him. At the time of the crash he was taking a female driver who was involved in the initial crash back to her car. The trooper’s car spun into the emergency lane and hit an unoccupied vehicle.

The trooper was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life threatening. The female passenger in his vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

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SEFFNER, Florida — A Florida state trooper is recovering from injuries suffered during a crash on Interstate 4 in Seffner.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/Ld7yM6 ) reports a box truck hit the trooper’s vehicle Wednesday night as he was completing the investigation of a two-vehicle crash on the interstate.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the trooper was driving across I-4 with his emergency lights when the truck hit him. At the time of the crash he was taking a female driver who was involved in the initial crash back to her car. The trooper’s car spun into the emergency lane and hit an unoccupied vehicle.

The trooper was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life threatening. The female passenger in his vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

Coughing driver loses control of truck, spills lumber onto I-4 near Orlando

ORLANDO, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol says a load of lumber spilled onto Interstate 4 near Orlando after the driver lost control of his truck during a coughing fit.

The truck was heading west on I-4 when it hit a concrete barrier early Friday morning.

A second vehicle hit the lumber and overturned several times, coming to rest on the highway’s right shoulder. The driver received minor injuries.

Two more vehicles hit the lumber in the roadway, including an ambulance that was responding to the crash.

FHP says the truck driver was ticketed for careless driving.

The crash caused an early-morning traffic jam, but all lanes are now open.

Traffic: Slow-moving on I-4 west after lumber spill

Two right lanes still are blocked.

Here’s a list of other traffic congestion:

•I-4 east from Par Street to Mile Marker 9.

•Off ramp backup on Florida’s Turnpike south ramp to I-4.

•Off ramp backup on Florida’s Turnpike north ramp to I-4.

State Road 414 east from Orange Blossom Trail/US 441 to Mile Marker 9.

I-4 east from Kaley Avenue to State Road 50.

State Road 408 west from Mills Avenue to I-4.

Here’s a list of other crashes and delays:

Crash on Highland Street and Kohlman Boulevard in Sorrento.

Traffic lights are out at intersection E. Colonial Drive and Constantine Street.

A traffic light is out on E. Colonial Drive and N. Chickasaw Trail.

Check back regularly for traffic updates.

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