TAMPA, Fla. — A tractor trailer crash early Sunday morning blocked lanes of I-275 in Tampa for several hours. 

  • Southbound lanes of I-275 reopened after earlier crash
  • NB semi crashed and went over barrier into southbound lanes
  • Minor injuries to driver
  • Real Time traffic

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a northbound semi came through the I-275, I-4 interchange too fast around 5 a.m. and lost control. 

The semi slid on the wet road and slammed into the barrier wall and went over into the southbound lanes near Floribraska Avenue. The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.

The lanes were reopened just before 8 a.m. 

The driver of the semi, who was hauling cargo from Georgia to Dunedin, said he was grateful for good samaritans that stopped to help him out of the truck after the crash. 

He also said he was grateful there was no oncoming traffic at the time of the crash.

The crash caused extensive damage to the barrier wall on the interstate. Crews began repairing the wall immediately after the crash.