Semi truck jackknifes on I-75 in Hernando County

Last Updated: Saturday, May 06, 2017, 2:43 PM EDT

Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to a traffic crash on Interstate 75 early Saturday morning involving two vehicles.

Officials said a semi-tractor trailer jackknifed and blocked several lanes of I-75. The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for several hours.

The crash occurred around 1:20 a.m. on I-75 at mile marker 297. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, officials said.

The crash caused a fuel tank on the semi-truck was ruptured and leaked around 60 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway.

HazMat crews were able to contain the spill which spread nearly ½ mile in a storm drain.

Both drivers received minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.