Bad Accidents on I-75 Today
Highway patrol closed I-75 northbound lanes at Exit 256 Thursday and diverted traffic to U.S. 301, while a semi-trailer carrying gas tanks hit a pickup truck. Another story describes a car veering off the road when a driver overcorrected and overturned. It is unclear what caused the crash. The lanes were reopened Friday. No further information about the crash has been released.
a semi-trailer carrying gas tanks crashed into a tractor-trailer
Two semi-trailers carrying gas rolled into each other on I-75 in Oklahoma City today. Two of the vehicles were stopped and emergency crews shut down the roadway. One semi-trailer was dragged from the ditch by RW’s of Lee, while the other sat on the side. The tanker driver sustained only minor injuries. He told troopers that his truck had fishtailed while approaching a curve and lost control. No drugs are suspected in this crash.
a pickup truck caught fire after it was hit by a double gravel hauler
A pickup truck was struck by a double gravel hauler and caught fire on the interstate today. The accident is still under investigation. The driver of the pickup truck is dead. The driver of the Charger suffered minor injuries, but the fire did not spread. As of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, no other drivers or passengers were injured in the crash. The road will be closed through the afternoon rush hour.
a car veered off the road
At around 3:30 a.m., four people were killed in a crash on southbound I-75 near mile marker 209 in Sarasota County. The driver of a Lakeland sedan lost control and veered onto the shoulder before coming to a stop, striking four people. Police are still trying to identify the victims. Southbound I-75 was closed for several hours before resuming traffic early Friday morning.
a driver overcorrected and the vehicle began to overturn
A three-car crash on southbound I-75 today killed a Georgia man and caused a major traffic jam. The crash, which happened just two miles north of the U.S. 301 interchange, resulted in a massive tangle of crumpled vehicles and spinning cars. Brittany D. Gonzalez, 56, was driving the vehicle in the left lane of the highway when the accident occurred. The driver was driving a 2002 Ford Expedition when the crash occurred.
a woman was killed in the crash
A deadly truck crash in North Florida caused the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 to be shut down overnight and into the morning. The crash involved a silver Ford Explorer Sport Trac that veered off the roadway, killing a woman in the passenger seat. The driver of the vehicle was arrested after fleeing the scene of the crash. He was charged with DUI, leaving the scene, and causing serious injury by vehicle.
traffic diverted off at Jodeco Road
A bad accident on I-75 has caused the road to be closed for hours near mile-marker 293 in Bartow County. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, traffic was diverted at Exit 293 at Cassville-White Road. According to authorities, a natural gas tank went airborne from one of the trucks, and landed on the woman’s vehicle.
lanes re-opened at Exit 256
Lanes on I-75 northbound were closed after a fatal crash, and a Florida Highway Patrol officer is on the scene. The crash shut down all northbound lanes at Exit 256 near the Selmon Expressway. Drivers were diverted to alternate routes, including U.S. 301. The highway is expected to reopen Friday, but officials have not released the circumstances of the crash.