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Truck flips into ditch off I-275 in Tampa

A driver and passenger were injured early this moring when their box truck flipped over a guard rail and landed in a ditch off Interstate 275 in Tampa.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, the crash occurred just after 7:15 a.m. on southbound I-275 approaching the Bird Street exit.

Witnesses say the truck flipped over the guardrail and landed in a steep embankment about 10-20 feet below the roadway.

Rescue crews worked for about 20 minutes to remove the pair from the truck, and they are hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, officials say.

The crash caused heavy traffic delays along I-275 earlier this morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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