Pasco County have been reopened after an earlier crash.
The crash involved four semi trucks and a minivan and had closed all lanes of southbound I-75 for about four hours Tuesday morning. The crash happened on I-75 just north of County Road 41 just before 5 a.m. The crash scene was near mile marker 293, near the Hernando County line.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the four trucks involved were described as a tanker, two traditional semis and a box truck.
Troopers said the incident started with a crash between a Target semi truck and a minivan. Moments laters, another semi clipped the back of the tanker and crashed into the back of the Target truck. The driver of the the semi that rear-ended the Target truck was taken to Bayonet Point Medical Center with serious injuries.
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There were no other injuries in the crash that backed up traffic for miles and had some drivers at a standstill for as long as four hours. The roadway reopened at 9 a.m.
"It was dark so there was no problem seeing all the brake lights," said truck driver Mitt McNabb, who was not involved in the crash. "(I was) coming up behind them - that's when we stopped. (I was able) to stop because of all the brake lights."