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Multi-car crash on I-4 in Plant City turns deadly

A pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer that was broken down on the highway.
Credit: FDOT

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A multi-car crash on I-4 West in Plant City has turned deadly, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Monday on I-4 Westbound, just beyond County Line Road at Charlie Taylor Road. Two lanes were blocked until 9:10 a.m.

Authorities say a tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on I-4 just west of County Line Road near Charlie Taylor Road when it broke down. The tractor-trailer stopped in the outside travel lane with its hazard lights on. The driver attempted to flag traffic around it.

A pickup truck was traveling westbound on I-4 and collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer. The man driving the pickup truck was injured and died at the scene of the crash. 

This is a developing story; check back for updates.