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Tractor trailer destroyed by fire on I-75 at Alico Road in Fort Myers

Posted at 6:29 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 13:20:49-04

UPDATE (6:45AM) -- Troopers have reopened two southbound lanes at Alico Road in Fort Myers. One lane remains closed for emergency repairs after Monday morning's tractor trailer fire on the overpass.

FHP says the tractor trailer struck the trailer of a pickup truck that was disabled on the shoulder of the interstate at 12:50 a.m.

No injuries are reported. The tractor trailer's driver is charged with Careless Driving.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A tractor trailer caught on fire Monday morning on I-75 near Alico Road.

Florida Highway Patrol and the San Carlos Park Fire Department responded to the scene. The call went out just before 1AM of a semi-tractor trailer on fire.

The battalion chief for the fire department, Jose Orama said a car towing another car was also involved in the crash. It appeared to be a Chevy Silverado towing a red SUV.

There was heavy damage to those cars too.

Right now, Fox 4 is working to find out what caused this crash. It happened on the I-75 overpass that goes over Alico Road. Right now, all lanes going southbound on I-75 near Alico Road are shut down.


Lee County deputies are diverting traffic.

Northbound lanes are not affected at all.

Officials said it’s going to take hours to clean up the wreck.

Count on with Fox 4 for updates.