According to FHP, an empty cement truck was being transported by a semi-truck. The truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The driver awoke before the toll plaza but ended up jack-knifing the trailer with the cement truck and hit the tollbooth.
The tollbooth was extensively damaged and the tollbooth operator along with two occupants in a vehicle next to the booth were taken to the hospital. Here’s footage of the collision’s aftermath from FHP:
Semi truck versus Alligator Alley toll plaza crash!— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) September 19, 2022
EB Interstate 75 Sun Pass Lane & Left Toll Lane remain open!
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The mess caused by this accident closed several toll lanes for hours while the scene was investigated and cleaned up. No word if the truck driver will face any charges. [SOURCE News Channel 8]