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PHOTOS: Semi-truck spills pumpkins onto Florida highway

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -

NBC News - A semi-truck carrying pumpkins crashed early Friday morning in Florida, creating a charred pumpkin mess.

The crash closed a portion of the southbound lanes of I-75 in Pasco County.

Florida highway patrol investigators say around 4:30 this morning the truck driver was in the outside lane, and drove into a barrier at the exit ramp. 

The truck traveled southbound several hundred feet, before coming to rest and bursting into flames.

The pumpkins also caught fire and spilled onto the interstate.

The driver was able to escape and was not injured.

State officials said extensive roadway repairs will be necessary. 

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