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Crash on I-75 leaves mail strewn across highway

One of the vehicles involved was carrying mail.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A tractor-trailer transporting mail crashed into another truck Monday morning, leaving a mess in the southbound lanes near Big Bend Road.

FHP says Michael Richardson, 58, of Charlotte, North Carolina, swerved out of his lane and crashed into the rear of the other truck, which was driven by Emmanuel Bellamy, 25, of Opa Locka, Florida. Bellamy had pulled over on the shoulder to have two flat tires repaired.

Portions of each truck were sheared off and a large amount of mail was strewn across the road.

Richardson suffered serious injuries in the crash, FHP reports.

Workers with the U.S. Postal Service spent the morning picking up mail off the highway.

All lanes reopened to traffic.

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