A tractor-trailer driver missed his exit on the Suncoast Parkway at SR 54 near Odessa, crashing into the guardrail Monday morning. The truck blocked the exit and leaked more than 100 gallons of gas. The crash closed the northbound exit ramp.
The truck was headed north on the toll road just after 9:30 Monday when he missed the exit ramp, then veered to the right to attempt it anyway.
Tthe front of the vehicle crashed into the guardrail and came to rest across the exit ramp.
The impact severed the left saddle tank of the tractor trailer which was unloaded, and over 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway and shoulder.
The crash closed the northbound exit ramp. It is expected to be closed for some time.