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Plant City man killed after rear-ending semi on I-4 in Hillsborough County

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 06, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Plant City man died after crashing into the back of a semi-truck on I-4 early Thursday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 45-year-old Erik Walton was driving his compact SUV eastbound on I-4 near Mango Rd. when he rear-ended the semi-truck.

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FHP said the semi-truck driver had just pulled onto the outside lane of I-4 after having to repair the truck due to it overheating.

The crash caused Walton to die on the scene. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

There were delays for several hours on I-4 eastbound, but have since cleared up.