PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A semi caught fire Tuesday morning on Florida's Turnpike southbound, creating big traffic troubles in St. Lucie County.
The crash occurred at about 6:20 a.m. near mile marker 150 just after Midway Road.
At 7:30 a.m., all southbound lanes were closed between Okeechobee Road and Port St Lucie Boulevard. All lanes were back open by 12:45 p.m.
Chopper 5 flew over the scene, which showed the entire cab was destroyed and lumber strewn across the road.