Fiery truck crash injures 2, closes Florida turnpike

Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:45 a.m.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A fiery crash involving at least two tractor-trailers seriously injured two people and closed a major roadway in central Florida for several hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol says as many as three semi-trucks crashed just after midnight beneath an underpass along southbound Ronald Reagan Turnpike in Kissimmee. Officials say fire engulfed one truck fully loaded with food.

A statement from the patrol says two people were taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center with "serious but stable injuries." Their names haven't been released.

Details of what may have caused the crash haven't been released.

Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jorge Delahoz says northbound lanes opened around 4:30 a.m. and southbound lanes about an hour later.

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