News: Driver fails to yield, causes fatal chain-reaction crash in Plant City


PLANT CITY, FL – The driver of a van caused a five-car chain reaction crash on I-4 early Thursday morning which ended in the death of a 52-year-old man.. 

According to WTSP, this collision took place before 8 a.m. near Thonotosassa Road. A preliminary report from Florida Highway Patrol said that the 22-year-old man driving the van collided with an SUV, which caromed into a dairy van and two other vehicles ahead of it. 

The force of this collision caused milk from the dairy van to spill onto the interstate. Firefighters had to pull the driver from the vehicle. Responders also transported a woman to the hospital for unspecified injuries. 

The wreck caused considerable traffic delays in westbound lanes. Officials shut down all directions of traffic for several hours, before reopening all lanes around 12:30 p.m. 

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