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.
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."