TAMPA, Fla. — A woman is dead after a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on the morning of Friday, June 17 along Interstate 75 in Tampa, Florida.
WTVT reports that a tractor-trailer traveling northbound on I-75 near the Selmon Expressway drifted onto the outside shoulder and collided with another tractor-trailer filled with cotton clothing products from Miami that was parked on the side of the road. It is unknown why the tractor-trailer didn’t stay in its lane.
The natural gas tanks on the moving tractor-trailer went airborne upon the impact and fell onto a Buick Enclave that was traveling northbound in the center lane of I-75.
A 49-year-old woman from Ruskin, Florida, in the Buick’s passenger seat was killed.
The gas tanks came to rest in the center of I-75 as the Buick came to a stop along the highway’s shoulder.
The parked tractor-trailer burst into flames upon impact.
The drivers of the tractor-trailers suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Buick and two children who were also passengers also suffered minor injuries.
The northbound lanes of I-75 were closed Friday morning into the afternoon but have since reopened.
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