St. Pete police cruiser damaged in fiery traffic crash, no injuries reported

Posted at 11:55 AM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 11:55:20-04

A St. Petersburg police cruiser was involved in a fiery, multi-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 275 south of Tampa early Saturday, officials said. No injuries reported.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a St. Petersburg police officer stopped on I-275 to assist a motorist whose vehicle had broken down in the northbound lanes, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

A third vehicle collided into the police cruiser and the disabled vehicle. 

Two of the vehicles involved - not the police cruiser - caught fire.   

No injuries were reported.