BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 have been reopened after being closed for several hours Tuesday morning after a crash and fire involving a semi-truck carrying donuts and tasty cakes. 

  • I-75 lanes began reopening just after 10 a.m.
  • Semi strikes sedan, overturns and catches fire on I-75
  • Crash just before 4 a.m. closes northbound lanes for several hours
  • Spectrum Bay News 9 Real Time Traffic

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 4 a.m. on I-75 just before State Road 50.

The crash, which led to the truck burning for several hours, left a large amount of diesel fuel and debris on the roadway, as well as damaging about 1,000 feet of guardrail. 

Troopers said the southbound-headed semi truck struck the back of a sedan that was southbound center lane without its lights on. The sedan had just been involved in a previous crash. 

The sedan was forced onto the shoulder. 

The semi, meanwhile, rotated, and overturned into the northbound lanes before catching on fire. 

The crash remains under investigation.