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I-10 eastbound at U.S. 301 closed for 11 hours after crash

FHP says tractor-trailer crashed through concrete barrier, overturned in front of oncoming traffic

Tractor-trailer overturned after crossing into the eastbound lanes of I-10 at the ramp to U.S. 301.
Tractor-trailer overturned after crossing into the eastbound lanes of I-10 at the ramp to U.S. 301. (WJXT/Sky 4)

A five-vehicle crash that injured three people -- one seriously -- early Monday on U.S. 301 at Interstate 10 damaged the road and shutdown eastbound lanes of the highway from just after 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of westbound tractor-trailer tried to navigate a turn, crashed through a concrete barrier and crossed into the eastbound lanes, where it struck a van and a pickup truck as it overturned on the highway. Flying debris from the crash struck two additional eastbound vehicles.

The driver of the tractor-trailer and two other drivers were injured -- a 32-year-old man from Jacksonville seriously.

News4Jax was told three rescue units and an additional fire engine were called to the scene.

The Florida Department of Transportation said crews worked to remove the overturned truck, and damage to the roadway was repaired before I-10 reopened.

“It is expected this work may not be completed until tonight,” FDOT tweeted at 11:05 a.m.

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office posted that I-10 might remain closed until 2 a.m. Tuesday, but crews were able to reopen hours earlier than expected.

Our interactive traffic map showed traffic backed up all the way to Macclenny.