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Mail truck crashes on I-4 exit ramp

The driver of the truck carrying U.S. mail lost control while trying to exit onto Interstate 275, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A semitrailer truck carrying U.S. mail jackknived on the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 4 to southbound Interstate 275 after the driver lost control shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A semitrailer truck carrying U.S. mail jackknived on the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 4 to southbound Interstate 275 after the driver lost control shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Dec. 7, 2020|Updated Dec. 7, 2020

TAMPA — A semitrailer truck carrying mail crashed on an Interstate 4 exit ramp to Interstate 275 early Monday, blocking both lanes on the ramp for more than 90 minutes, troopers said.

A 58-year-old Jacksonville man driving the truck west on I-4 tried to exit onto I-275 shortly before 4 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. While on the ramp, the driver lost control and the truck jackknifed, struck the concrete barrier walls and came to a stop blocking both lanes.

The driver was treated for minor injuries, troopers said. The load of U.S. mail remained secure during the crash. Crews removed the truck about 5:40 a.m.

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