Tractor-trailer crash on I-75 in Fort Myers leads to gravel spill, severe traffic

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Emergency crews cleaning up at the scene of a crash that spilled gravel all over northbound I-75 in Fort Myers. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol

A crash on northbound I-75 in Fort Myers led to a tractor-trailer spilling its load of gravel, causing severe traffic backups early Friday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer carrying gravel was traveling north on I-75, nearly midway between Daniels Parkway and Colonial Boulevard, around 5 a.m. The tractor-trailer then rear-ended a cement truck traveling ahead of it, sending the load of gravel all over the outside and center lanes of I-75.

An SUV traveling north then collided with the gravel and other lane debris. The three drivers were uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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