I-75 back open in Pasco County after tractor-trailer explosion, fire

(Source: Pasco County Fire Rescue)

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Highway Patrol has reopened all northbound lanes of Interstate 75 after a tractor-trailer fire that happened Friday evening.

The incident occurred in the northbound lanes between State Route 54 and State Route 52.

Crews with the Florida DOT were on-scene Saturday morning repairing part of the road that was damaged during the crash.

Pasco County Fire Rescue said the tractor-trailer struck a barrier, exploded and caught fire.

The driver of the truck was seriously injured. He received burns over 40% of his body and was flown to a local trauma center.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no other injuries were reported.



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