Florida Turnpike reopens in Osceola County after semi-truck crash, fire

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Turnpike in Osceola County was closed for hours Monday after two semi-trucks crashed and caught fire, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Kissimmee Park Road exit at mile marker 237, according to FHP Lt. Kim Montes.

After the crash, fuel spilled and one of the trucks caught fire, she said.

The closure was reported before mile marker 237 and traffic was backed up to mile marker 238. Both directions were closed as crews attempted to put out the fire and contain the spill.

Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS and the St. Cloud Fire Department both responded to the scene.

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According to OCFR, the driver of one semi-truck was transported for minor injuries.

The Environmental Protection Agency also responded due to a 250-galloon fuel spill.

#Sky6 on scene at the #Turnpike
-North and Southbound lanes now CLOSED
Turnpike at 236MM pic.twitter.com/4cmtdjLllB

— Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_)

July 12, 2021

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Semi-truck on fire closes southbound lanes on Florida Turnpike


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