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Wind Causes Crash on Interstate in Hillsborough

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A wind gust caused the driver of a semi to lose control, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Monday’s (Jan. 23) bad weather caused a two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Hillsborough, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Eric Macias, 34, of Riverview, received minor injuries and was taken to Brandon Hospital. Macias, who was driving a 2006 Land Rover SUV, was ticketed for driving while his license was suspended, troopers said.

The crash happened about 5:20 a.m. at mile marker 259. Luis Fernandez Medina, 48, of Brandon, was driving a 2006 semi tractor-trailer north with the SUV next to him, also northbound. Troopers said a heavy gust of wind caused Medina to lose control of the semi, which jackknifed, traveled into the median lane and hit the SUV. Both vehicles hit the guardrail.

For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.

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Wind Causes Crash on Interstate in Hillsborough
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Wind Causes Crash on Interstate in Hillsborough
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A wind gust caused the driver of a semi to lose control, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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