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Semi-truck crash along I-4 in Polk County causes traffic delays

No significant injuries were reported.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A crash involving a semi-truck and two cars early Friday morning is causing delays along Interstate 4 near Lake Alfred in Polk County

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Friday in the westbound lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol

Troopers say a Mercedes SUV was driving behind a Toyota pickup truck in the outside westbound lane when the SUV driver failed to slow down and crashed into the back of the pickup truck.

That's when the pickup truck driver redirected to the left and hit a Mack semi-truck with a trailer driving in the center lane, FHP says. The crash caused the semi to run off the road and flip over into the median.

No significant injuries were reported, but the semi-truck driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The inside and center eastbound lanes of I-4 are closed for "heavy recovery equipment." The Department of Transportation contractor and Polk County deputies are on scene assisting with traffic control. 

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