HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A 37-year-old Florida Department of Transportation Road Ranger employee was hurt after a pickup truck crashed into the back of his work vehicle early morning Wednesday, according to a news release.
A 26-year-old Largo man was driving northbound on Interstate 275 near milepost 59 in northern Hillsborough County before crashing into the rear of the Road Ranger's pickup truck around 6:30 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement.
Authorities said the Road Ranger's pickup truck had its emergency lights on and traffic cones deployed, which were protecting a previous traffic crash site in the inside lane.
The 26-year-old drove through the cones and crashed into the truck, according to a news release.
FHP said the driver wasn't hurt nor were the four male passengers in the vehicle, however, the Road Ranger received minor injuries.