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Semi-truck rolls over, lawn trailer catches fire on Palmetto Expressway

Sky 10 over rollover crash on Palmetto Expressway.
Sky 10 over rollover crash on Palmetto Expressway. (WPLG)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – All westbound lanes were blocked Thursday morning on the Palmetto Expressway at Northwest 37th Avenue after a semi-truck rolled over.

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly after 7 a.m. as the semi was turned on its side and a lawn trailer nearby was on fire.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, several vehicles were involved in the accident.

The department’s hazmat team also responded to the scene due to the 18-wheeler leaking fuel. Less than 50 gallons of fuel was spilled, officials said.

Authorities said all occupants inside the vehicles were able to safely get out on their own before first responders arrived.

No injuries were reported.

“MDFR reminds everyone that although we are practicing social distancing and there are less vehicles on the road, drive carefully as accidents can still happen,” a department representative said in an email.

It’s unclear which driver was at fault in the accident.


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