Train collides with semi-truck in Florida, spills Pedialyte

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A train smashed into a semi-truck at a railroad crossing in Florida early Sunday, spilling a load of Pedialyte onto the roadway, authorities said.

The collision happened just before 6:40 a.m. near New Tampa Highway and Airport Road in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced.

No one was injured in the accident.

The truck overturned from the impact and spilled boxes of Pedialyte onto the roadway, along with a small amount of diesel fuel, according to authorities.

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The collision happened just before 6:40 a.m. Sunday near New Tampa Highway and Airport Road in Lakeland.

The collision happened just before 6:40 a.m. Sunday near New Tampa Highway and Airport Road in Lakeland. (Polk County Sheriff’s Office )

The diesel spill was cleaned up and reported to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Polk County Fire Rescue said.

The roadway was temporarily closed for several hours as crews worked at the scene.

Officials said no injuries were reported from the collision.

Officials said no injuries were reported from the collision. (Polk County Fire Rescue)

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Authorities did not immediately detail the circumstances of what led to the collision.

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