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Truck damages I-75 overpass in Pasco and keeps going

WESLEY CHAPEL — A semitrailer truck carrying a crane north on Interstate 75 collided Monday with the bridge at Overpass Road, flinging debris that damaged two cars and creating a traffic jam stretching to State Road 56, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Troopers are still looking for the driver of the truck that hit the overpass about noon. The collision caused hunks of concrete to fall on a black 2011 Buick. A tan 2005 Cadillac ran over the debris and was damaged.

A passenger in the Buick, which was driven by a man from Illinois, suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Community Hospital, the patrol said.

The truck, described as having a red, white and blue Volvo tractor, pulled over to the shoulder, then fled and was seen exiting at State Road 52, traveling west.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FHP at (813) 631-4020 or *FHP.

Truck damages I-75 overpass in Pasco and keeps going 02/28/11 [Last modified: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:39pm]
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