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.
The I-4 WB in Longwood in Seminole County is still blocked after a semitrailer overturned, spilling its cargo.— Spectrum News 13 (@MyNews13) December 4, 2019
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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.