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State Road 417 reopens after dump truck overturns, spilling construction debris

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — State Road 417 is back open after a dump truck overturned on Saturday morning, spilling garbage across the northbound lanes of the highway.

According to a news release, a dump truck and a Hyundai Elantra were both traveling north on SR-417 around 10:34 a.m. near the John Young Toll Plaza, when the Elantra made an improper lane change.

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The rear of the Elantra hit the front of the dump truck causing the dump truck to overturn and hit a concrete barrier, guardrail and a pole.

A load of construction debris was scattered across the highway for a few hours before crews cleared the roadway.

The 38-year-old Maryland driver of the Elantra and three children who remained at the scene, ages 9, 15 and 16, received minor injuries.

The dump truck driver, a 54-year-old Orlando man, was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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The E-pass travel lanes were blocked and traffic was diverted through the toll booth lanes for a few hours while emergency crews dealt with the aftermath of the crash.

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Channel 9 will provide additional updates when they become available.

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