FHP: Semis collide on I-95, shutting down northbound lanes - FOX 35 News Orlando

FHP: Semis collide on I-95, shutting down northbound lanes

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Northbound Interstate 95 in Brevard County is shut down until noon Wednesday after two semi trailers collided, spilling diesel fuel across the roadway.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report:

Just after midnight Wednesday, a semi truck towing double trailers on I-95 near Port St. John Parkway struck the back of a semi's flatbed trailer hauling heavy equipment.

The first semi's front trailer overturned and struck a metal guardrail, and the second trailer remained upright in the median. The second semi separated from its flatbed trailer, and the heavy equipment fell off and blocked the right northbound lane of I-95.

Diesel fuel spilled all over the northbound lanes, and crews must repave the roadway before it can reopen, the FHP said.

Both drivers -- Harold Jones, 48, of West Palm Beach (first semi), and Carlos Velazquez, 46, of Belleview (second) -- were taken to Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge with minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

The crash is under investigation, and charges are pending.

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