Accident involving overturned vehicle and RV on Howard Frankland kills one person

All lanes reopened at approx. 7:40AM
Posted at 5:41 AM, Apr 14, 2017

UPDATE | 11:45 a.m.--One of the drivers involved in the crash has died from their injuries. FHP continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

UPDATE | 7:40 a.m.-- All NB lanes of the Howard Frankland have been reopened following a crash involving an overturned vehicle and RV early Friday. The Gandy Bridge has also seen significant backups this morning.

One driver is seriously injured but is in stable condition according to FHP.


ORIGINAL STORY | The NB lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge are shut down due to a multi-vehicle accident with serious injuries involving an RV and an overturned vehicle before the hump. 

FHP says it will impact morning commutes, as the lanes will be shut down for at least a couple of hours.



FHP Troopers responded to the call at 4:41 a.m. Friday. A vehicle hit a furniture dolly in the roadway, lost control and collided with an RV. The RV ran into the center median barrier wall and hit a pickup which then overturned.

Traffic is being diverted onto the Ulmerton/Roosevelt exits.

Action Air One is flying to the scene, and ABC Action News will keep you posted on any further updates.