Dog on Florida interstate leads to fatal crash involving semi, 2 vehicles

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Interstate 275 northbound at mile marker 51 is closed due to a fatal crash.

All northbound traffic is being diverted off the highway at Fowler Avenue. Motorists are also getting off at Busch Boulevard. Traffic is heavy on Nebraska and Florida Avenues. The highways is expected to be closed for some time.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash between a semi and two vehicles that happened just before 11:30 a.m.

FHP says a vehicle came to a stop in a northbound lane on I-275 just north of Fowler Avenue due to a dog in the roadway.

A semi-car hauler was not able to stop behind the vehicle and struck the first vehicle in the rear. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The semi then struck the rear of a truck before coming to rest.

No other information was immediately available.


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