LONGWOOD, Fla. — A tractor-trailer crash that spilled plywood across the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Seminole County shut down the interstate during Wednesday morning rush hour.

  • Plywood scattered across westbound I-4 in Seminole County
  • Westbound lanes were closed for several hours for cleanup
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The semi crash happened in Longwood, just before the State Road 434 exit at about 6 a.m. and also involved a SUV, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said.

Julio Gonzalez, 41, of DeLand was operating a 2006 semitrailer in the center lane as Cruz Martinez Ordonez, 31, of Daytona Beach was driving a 2012 Jeep SUV in the left lane. Both were heading west. The semitrailer moved into the left lane and then suddenly swerved back to the center lane, according to a preliminary crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The trailer’s load shifted, and the semitrailer overturned onto its left side. The trailer hit the Jeep, troopers said.

Gonzalez incurred minor injuries and was transported to AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. Ordonez was not hurt.

A small fuel spill was cleaned up. Westbound I-4 reopened at 10 a.m.

A crash investigation is underway, and charges are pending, troopers said.