A semi truck apparently carrying scrap metal flipped over near Tampa, Florida Tuesday morning in a car accident that ended up involving four vehicles. The crash occurred at approximately 6:44 a.m., although it is still unclear what caused it.
From the wreckage, it appears that the semi flipped over and ended up perpendicularly lying across several lanes of U.S. 301 near Ohio Avenue. Either the semi hit three vehicles or the vehicles collided with the overturned semi. One of the vehicles that made contact with the semi spun off of the road, colliding with a nearby mobile home.
The cleanup and investigation is expected to take the better part of the day because of the considerable amount of scrap metal involved. Both sides of the highway have been closed off. For now, drivers have been asked to take a detour around the disaster area.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that several people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one was killed or seriously injured. The names and ages of the persons involved in the crash have yet to be released. As of now the incident is not believed to be the result of a DUI.