NB lanes of Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopen after crash

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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The northbound lanes on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopened Thursday afternoon after a fiery crash.

Northbound lanes were closed for about an hour. According to officials, the tire on a driver’s 2010 Chevy Pacific minivan blew out, forcing the driver to lose control and crash into barrier wall.

The driver, James Preston, 59, was able to escape from the vehicle before it burst into flames.

Preston managed to walk away uninjured in the crash.


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