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Truck overturns on I-75, snarling traffic

By Times staff writer
Published March 14, 2007


TAMPA - Interstate 75 was closed in the southbound direction near the Fowler Avenue exit for an hour Tuesday after a semitrailer truck overturned, blocking all the lanes.

One lane opened just before noon as the cleanup continued, and both lanes opened by the evening.

Nobody was injured. The man behind the wheel of the 1993 Mack semi was cited for careless driving, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Larry Coggins.

Herman Kindt, 34, of Ocklawaha was driving in the outside lane when he lost control and crashed into a cement barrier wall, knocking a pillar into the Hillsborough River, Coggins said.

Crews spent the day on the scene, working to clear the truck and extract the pillar from the river.

[Last modified March 14, 2007, 01:01:34]

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