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FHP: Driver of semitruck hauling mail injured in crash on I-10

Driver suffered serious injuries, troopers say

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The driver of a semitractor-trailer hauling U.S. mail was injured in a crash Sunday morning on Interstate 10 just east of Cassat Avenue, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver of the semitruck — a 62-year-old Lithia Springs, Georgia, woman — suffered serious injuries in the crash, which happened shortly after 4 a.m., troopers said.

According to the Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling east on I-10 when the driver lost control and struck the center concrete barrier. Troopers said the cab then went into the westbound lanes, and the trailer ended up striking a utility pole within the center concrete barrier.

Multiple eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 were blocked following the crash.

Troopers said the mail within the trailer was turned over to United States Postal Services.

According to the Highway Patrol, the driver was not wearing a seat belt.


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