Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Part of Kennedy Boulevard closed after police car, 18-wheeler crash

TAMPA — Kennedy Boulevard was reopened Thursday morning hours after an 18-wheeler and a police car were involved in a traffic crash, police said.

The driver of an 18-wheeler truck trying to make a U-turn failed to see the police car, causing the vehicles to crash, Tampa police said.

The 18-wheeler's tank ruptured, spilling diesel onto the street. Officers closed Kennedy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Hale Avenue as the Haz-Mat team cleaned up the spill. The westbound lanes were reopened by 7 a.m. Police said all roads were open by 8:30 a.m.

Minor injuries were reported, according to Bay News 9 reports.

By 7 a.m., the police car and truck were removed from the road.

No further information was immediately available.

Part of Kennedy Boulevard closed after police car, 18-wheeler crash 05/02/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 8:34am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Watch live: President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly


    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority Muslims to the …

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in New York. [Associated Press]
  2. Police seek suspect in attack on elderly woman in St. Petersburg (w/video)


    ST. PETERSBURG — Police are seeking the public's help in finding a woman they say violently attacked a 69-year-old woman earlier this month.

  3. Photo of the Day for September 19, 2017 - Great Egret with green mating coloration

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Barbara Motter of Weeki Wachee, FL.

  4. 20 local museums are offering free admission or deals Saturday for Free Museum Day

    Visual Arts

    For all the community's support of the arts in the bay area, it's nice to be rewarded with free admission once in a while. And that's exactly what many area museums are offering on Saturday.

    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is among the museums participating in the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live, offering free admission. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  5. Cubs bring some other ex-Rays to Trop such as Wade Davis, Ben Zobrist


    Joe Maddon's first trip back to the Trop is getting most of the headlines tonight, but there are several other familiar faces among the eight former Rays now wearing Cubs uniforms.