US 301 northbound blocked for hours near I-10 after 3 semis collide

2 trailers appeared to have fused together from impact


BALDWIN, Fla. – U.S. 301 northbound near I-10 was blocked for more than eight hours Wednesday morning after several semis crashed near Baldwin.

The crash also had southbound traffic snarled for an hour and a half, but those lanes reopened around 5:30 a.m.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue crews were called just after 4 a.m. to the crash south of I-10. 

The crash involved at least three semi trucks and some cars, and at least one person who had been trapped had to be removed from a vehicle, firefighters said.

It's unclear if anyone was injured.

The Hazmat team was called out because three semis were involved and fuel had possibly leaked.

Firefighters said they cleared from the scene just before 7 a.m., but tow trucks were still working to remove the semis around 8 a.m. It appeared the crash impact was so intense that two of the trucks partially fused together.

Crews worked to clear any debris to make the road safe to drive on.

Wednesday's crash was eerily similar to a crash Tuesday on I-10, not far from 301. That crash also involved three semis, and when it happened, cartons of milk that were being hauled in one of the trucks, spilled all over the highway. That section of I-10 was also shut down for several hours.

Wednesday's crash is still under investigation. 

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