HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A crash on I-75 in Hillsborough County Monday morning left mail scattered across the southbound lanes. 

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A semi-truck carrying mail crashed into the back of another semi, carrying water and produce, that was stopped on the side of the road due to two flat tires, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

The crash, which occurred at about 7:15 a.m., caused a large portion of mail to be strewn across the roadway. 

According to a spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service, the truck was transporting advertisements for a mailing company, not First-Class mail or Postal Service packages. 

Traffic was backed up on I-75 southbound, with only one lane open, as crews worked to clean up the crash and gather the papers. 

The driver of the mail truck, 58-year-old Michael Richardson, was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in serious condition.  The other driver was not injured in the crash. 

According to FHP, charges are pending. 

The crash remains under investigation.