FHP looking for vehicle that prompted spillover from truck hauling recycled debris

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information about a vehicle which changed lanes in front of a truck hauling recycled debris, prompting the truck to turn over Wednesday morning on Interstate 75.

The crash shut down multiples lanes of traffic on I-75 in Hillsborough County after the accident occurred at 6:46 a.m., according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

This truck hauling recycled debris turned over Wednesday morning on I-75 in Hillsborough County.
This truck hauling recycled debris turned over Wednesday morning on I-75 in Hillsborough County.

The truck driver, 49-year-old Samuel Colon Jr. of Zephyrhills, had tried to avoid a collision when the vehicle changed lanes in front of him. The truck hit a barrier way, traveled up and over it and then dumped its load of recycled debris on the avenue below. Colon was seriously injured and was transported to Florida Hospital.

Two vehicles below struck the debris.

Anyone with information about the vehicle that initiated the accident is asked to contact FHP at (813) 631-4020.

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