Florida Turnpike shut down due to two semi-trucks

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Two semi-trucks were recently involved in a crash in Kissimmee, causing an intense fire and shutting down parts of the Florida Turnpike under the Boggy Creek overpass.  One truck, after blowing a tire, was heading for the shoulder when the second truck ran into the back of it.  The driver and passenger in the truck that caught on fire were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

 

Investigators believe damage to a refrigeration unit inside one of the trucks caused the fire; the cab of that truck was destroyed.  The truck was from Target Stores, carrying yogurt and other perishables.

 

The truckers are lucky that no one was killed or seriously injured.