Two crashes close I-10 WB at U.S. 301

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Two chain-reaction crashes closed two lanes of Interstate 10 westbound at U.S. Highway 301 and injured six people on Wednesday night.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two chain-reaction crashes closed two lanes of Interstate 10 westbound at U.S. Highway 301 and injured six people on Wednesday night.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan, troopers were dispatched to the crash at 5:47 p.m.

The first crash happened near the I-10 WB entrance ramp, when a vehicle entering the highway struck a tractor-trailer headed westbound. Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The second crash, which involved three vehicles, happened a half-mile before U.S. 301. Bryan said the second crash was a chain reaction crash from the first. The three vehicles crashed into each other front-to-rear and the middle vehicle caught fire.

Four people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in the second crash.

The roadway was closed for just over an hour.