A blown-out tire caused a truck fire that led to the closure of southbound Interstate 75 south of State Road 56 on Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
At 1:55 p.m., a commercial vehicle tractor trailer had a blowout. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which entered the median and collided with a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and caught fire.
The driver was assisted in exiting the vehicle and was later taken to TGH with non life-threatening injuries.
The crash and fire closed the interstate for about an hour.
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