Colonial Boulevard reopens after fiery crash

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WINK News / John Trierweiler

FORT MYERS, Fla. A portion of Colonial Boulevard reopened several hours after a crash involving a garbage truck shut it down Tuesday morning.

The single-vehicle crash happened at about 5:49 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Deleon Street, according to Fort Myers fire officials. Colonial was closed between Deleon and Solomon Boulevard.

The truck was on fire for a short time, but the driver was uninjured, fire officials said.

The truck hit a light pole and a palm tree, fire officials said. Motor oil, diesel and hydraulic fuel was spilled all over the road.

Crews removed the truck and cleared the scene.

WINK News reporter John Trierweiler went live via Facebook from the crash scene:

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