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.