A morning crash on Interstate 4 involving a tractor-trailer, Florida Highway Patrol trooper and two construction vehicles resulted in four people being seriously injured.
The accident occurred at approximately 1:44 AM at I-4 near McIntosh Road close to Dover.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, at the time of the Florida crash, 45-year-old Trooper Maurice Hensley, a Tampa resident, was in his vehicle with his emergency blue lights flashing to ensure that motorists reduced their speed for the nearby road construction.
A tractor trailer hit a construction truck that had been traveling behind Hensley’s car, which had been stationed between two construction trucks with flashing arrows. All of the three vehicles had been traveling slowly in the center lane.
The force of the collision pushed the construction truck into Hensley’s car, which sent his vehicle into the truck in front.
Hensley was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Steven Cofield, an 18-year-old construction truck driver, was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital. The other construction truck driver, William Pettet, a 43-year-old Valrico resident, was not taken to the hospital.
The tractor-trailer driver, Jack Duran, a 45-year-old Orlando resident, was taken to Tampa General Hospital.