I-95 at SR 207 reopened after 2 semis collided

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:43:14 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2014 04:05:00 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Interstate 95 at State Road 207 was reopened after a crash involving two tractor-trailers, that closed the interstate for more than five hours.

Around 7:22, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol was dispatched to I-95 southbound at State Road 207 in St. Augustine in reference to a crash.

There were no serious injuries in the accident.

According to a FHP report, one tractor-trailer driving southbound on I-95 in the outside lane slowed because of a previous crash in the roadway that was blocking the lane.

A second tractor-trailer that had been traveling behind the first didn't slow down enough and swerved to the center lane in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a collision with the first tractor-trailer.

When the tractor-trailers collided, one of the trailers ripped apart spilling thousands of empty aluminum cans across the roadway.

A third vehicle struck the tractor-trailer that had swerved into its path, and all southbound lanes were blocked.

Traffic was being rerouted off the SR 207 exit and then back onto I-95.

The roadway was reopened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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