LAKELAND — All eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Polk County were closed early Wednesday after packages scattered across the highway following a traffic crash involving a FedEx truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash was reported east of Kathleen Road just after 3 a.m. Just before 7 a.m., troopers said the left lane was expected to reopen. All lanes were reported open by around 8 a.m.
The FedEx semitrailer truck was heading east on Interstate 4 when the driver traveled onto the outside shoulder and crashed into a guardrail and a railroad overpass, troopers said.
The truck's load of packages was scattered across the lanes. No injuries were reported. Other FedEx trucks were on scene recovering the packages, troopers said.
A second crash was reported just after 5 a.m. when a truck failed to slow at the stopped traffic and, trying to avoid a collision, slammed into a guardrail and jackknifed, troopers said. Nearly 150 gallons of fuel were spilled onto the highway.
An investigation remained under way Wednesday morning.