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Accident blocks I-275 near 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg

A jackknifed semitrailer truck blocks all northbound lanes of Interstate 275 Thursday morning near 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg.

CURTIS KRUEGER | Times

A jackknifed semitrailer truck blocks all northbound lanes of Interstate 275 Thursday morning near 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg.

A jackknifed tractor trailer closed all lanes of northbound Interstate 275 near 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg for two hours Thursday.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Hilary E. Buckler, 24, of St. Petersburg was traveling north on I-275 about 7:40 a.m when she swerved her car to avoid a collision with a vehicle in front of her and was struck by a St. Petersburg tractor trailer garbage truck driven by Torey A. Lancioni, 27.

The car and tractor trailer rotated to the left, and the tractor trailer struck a second car driven by Sebastian C. Everhart, 47, which overturned and landed in the grassy median between the north and southbound lanes.

Buckler's car came to rest in the median while the tractor trailer blocked several lanes of the interstate.

Buckler and Everhart were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with minor injuries. Buckler's passenger, Travis Scott Geyer, 25, of Zephyrhills, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Lancioni was not injured, troopers reported.

Accident blocks I-275 near 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg 01/23/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:54pm]
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