LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A stretch of I-75 Southbound now re-opened, after an 18-wheeler tore through a bridged portion of the roadway earlier Thursday afternoon. Crews are currently repairing guardrail and a cracked cement wall at the 142.5 mile marker on I-75.
A MAC dump truck slammed into the guardrail Thursday afternoon, after a front tire blow-out. The truck overturned,started leaking diesel fuel into the roadway, and then caught fire. Firefighters were able to contain the flames and the driver of the truck was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Traffic was diverted for hours off I-75 Southbound at the Bayshore Road exit, all the way to Palm Beach Boulevard ramp. Crews completed repairs to the road around 11 o'clock Thursday night.