A woman lost her life in a fatal I-75 tractor-trailer crash that took place on October 9. The incident involved two vehicles: a car and a tractor-trailer. According to the details shared by the authorities, the crash was reported at about noon on Friday.
The tractor-trailer involved in the incident was traveling in the northbound center lane at the time. The car driver was traveling in the right lane, also northbound on I-75. As the driver of the big rig moved right and merged into the right lane, the car driver apparently lost control of her vehicle.
The car then left the roadway and veered away. It overturned at a fairly high speed, causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. She sustained critical injuries in the incident. By the time the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash, she had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
Florida Highway Patrol didn’t release the name of the victim. However, she was identified as a 54-year-old from Reddick. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident. This may have contributed to her being ejected during the rollover.
The driver of the tractor-trailer stopped at some distance from the scene of the accident. Identified only as a 38-year-old male from Georgia, the big rig driver was headed back to Georgia and had come from Kissimmee.
According to FHP, the exact location of the I-75 tractor-trailer crash was at mile marker 345. Following the accident, the northbound lanes were shut down by the authorities as on-site investigations and cleanup continued. Traffic on the southbound lanes also slowed down for several hours. Normal traffic operation resumed a few hours later.
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