Beachline reopens in Orange County after fiery crash involving tractor-trailers

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

The roadblock in the area was cleared as of 7:16 p.m.


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Emergency crews were trying to clear a crash scene Monday afternoon after a freightliner and a tractor-trailer collided on the Beachline in east Orange County, causing a massive blaze.

The crash was reported shortly after 8 a.m. in the westbound lanes of State Road 528 near Innovation Way.

Troopers said the driver of a freightliner swerved into the path of someone driving a tractor-trailer to avoid colliding with traffic ahead, causing the vehicles to collide.

Investigators said the impact of the collision caused the vehicles to become engulfed in flames.

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The driver of the freightliner was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Drivers are being diverted to State Road 520.

Westbound lanes of State Road 528 remained closed in the area.

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The Florida Department of Transportation said it must conduct a safety inspection of the bridge before it can reopen the lanes.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority said it will initiation a repair plan if necessary.

See a map of the scene below:

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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