|Published:||Sep 12, 2013 10:45 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 12, 2013 7:20 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Palmdale Oil tanker truck burst into flames on I-75 southbound at mile marker 123 (Corkscrew Road) in Estero at 9:30 a.m.
The driver, 26-year-old Carlos Julio Marquinhos, made it out safely, after noticing something was wrong. No one was injured.
The vehicle, carrying 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 500 gallons of gasoline, became fully engulfed, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Multiple fire departments arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Once the remaining fuel was cool enough, it was pumped into another tanker truck.
The southbound lanes of I-75 were closed for approximately six hours.
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