Published: Sep 17, 2012 8:00 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 17, 2012 11:30 PM EDT

UPDATE 9:45p.m.- All the repairs are finished and Palm Beach Blvd is now reopened.

 

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A truck crash on Palm Beach Blvd. near I-75 Monday morning, caused damage that the Department of Transportation said isn't expected to be cleared until after rush hour on Monday evening.

All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane remain closed.

According to the FHP report, at 6:08 a.m. the truck was traveling westbound on State Rd 80, approaching the I-75 overpass. The dump bed of the truck was up and the bed struck a traffic control device on Palm Beach Boulevard, just before the I-75 interchange.

As the truck continued westbound, the truck bed struck the sign and the overpass of I-75, flipping on its left side. It came to rest across the east and westbound lanes of Palm Beach Boulevard.

The truck has been towed away, but crews are repairing a sign on the overpass. The signal has been repaired, but they are repairing asphalt under the overpass from a diesel spill.

FHP says injuries to the driver aren't serious. He has been identified as 40-year-old Michael Maness of Labelle. He's been charged with Careless Driving and Faulty Equipment. DOT will pursue his insurance to reimburse them for the necessary repairs.

This crash is still under investigation.