A crash involving two semi-trucks in Hillsborough County on Monday morning left mail and packages strewn all over southbound lanes of Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At about 7:15 a.m., a tractor trailer carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service was headed south on I-75 at about mile marker 247 — approaching Big Bend Road — when the driver failed to stay in his lane. The tractor trailer crashed into the back of another tractor trailer carrying water and produce that was stopped on the shoulder while two flat tires were being repair.

As a result of the crash, a significant amount of the mail the first semi was hauling was scattered on the highway.

Jessica De Leon has been covering crime, courts and law enforcement for the Bradenton Herald since 2013. She has won numerous awards for her coverage including the Florida Press Club’s Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting in 2016 for her coverage into the death of 11-year-old Janiya Thomas.

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