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Semi-truck overturns, catches fire on Florida's Turnpike

About 200 gallons of fuel spills
Chopper 5 aerial of semi-truck fire on Florida's Turnpike
Posted at 9:30 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 12:18:31-04

JUPITER, Fla. — A semi-truck overturned and caught fire Friday morning on Florida's Turnpike in Jupiter, blocking all lanes.

The truck was burning in the southbound lanes near the Indiantown Road exit.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said about 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the highway.

A man was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn't immediately known.

Borroto said firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

Semi-truck on fire on Florida's Turnpike
The semi-truck crashed and burned on Florida's Turnpike

Traffic was diverted off the turnpike at Indiantown Road while crews worked to clear the debris.