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Four seriously injured, including state trooper, in I-4 crash

SEFFNER — There were flashing directional arrows, crash protection trucks and blue police lights.

But still a truck driver plowed into a construction crew Monday, sending two workers and a Highway Patrol trooper to a hospital and shutting down the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 for three hours. The crash occurred about 1:40 a.m.

State Trooper Maurice Hensley, 45, of Tampa was listed in fair condition Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

Truck driver Jack Duran, 45 of Orlando and construction worker William Pettet, 43, of Valrico were treated and released from area hospitals. Construction worker Steven Cofield, 18, of Bradenton was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital, troopers said, but the hospital could not confirm the information.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Larry Kraus said charges were pending against Duran.

Four seriously injured, including state trooper, in I-4 crash 07/13/09 [Last modified: Monday, July 13, 2009 11:06pm]

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