I-4 Back Open After Firey Crash Closed Interstate

All lanes of westbound of I-4 are back open after being closed for more than seven hours after a firey tractor-trailer crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a semi from Georgia that was hauling furniture began to hydroplane in the rain just before midnight. The driver lost control and hit a concrete barrier, which sent pieces of the truck and furniture into the eastbound lanes.

The driver, 43-year-old Jerome Adams Jr., from Pooler, Georgia got out of the truck before it burst into flames.

Several cars tired to use the shoulder of the road to go around the crash but got stuck in the mud and had to be towed out. A second crash occurred in the eastbound lanes where a driver hit a road ranger who was parked at the original crash.

No injuries have been reported in either incident.

Shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday the semi was loaded onto a flatbed truck and taken away. At this time, crews began cleaning the roadway of debris.

Another team worked to manage the fuel spill.

Troopers say the crash is still under investigation and charges are still pending.

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