ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A tractor trailer carrying a load of beer cans and bottles was badly damaged in a crash Thursday morning on I-95 southbound near mile marker 305 in St. Johns County.
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed no one was injured in the crash, but there was a lot of damaged product.
🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨— SJSO (@SJSOPIO) February 11, 2021
Two southbound lanes on I95 are closed due to a crash at Mile Marker 305 (near the Marineland Exit). FHP is on scene & handling the crash.
There is dense fog this morning so please drive w/ caution as first responders/utility workers work to clear the scene. pic.twitter.com/1O7DQIMwPF
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a garbage truck was disabled in the right lane on I-95 southbound because of a broken driveshaft, and the semi driver didn’t see the truck stopped in the roadway because of the fog.
When he spotted the garbage truck, the 34-year-old driver of the tractor trailer tried to swerve to avoid hitting the garbage truck but struck the left rear of the truck, causing damage that spilled the trailer’s contents onto the roadway, troopers said.
It took four hours to clear up the mess.