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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Early morning crash blocks several lanes on I-75

Several southbound lanes on I-75 were blocked this morning after the Florida Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident that occurred in Alachua County.

At around 3:15 a.m., a pickup truck pulling a trailer was heading southbound on I-75.

According to the FHP report, the truck’s driver, a 47-year-old man from Indiana, passed the on-ramp from SR 222 when the right front tire of the truck blew out. He lost control of the truck, and the trailer overturned on its side, slamming into a light pole on the west side of the interstate.

The truck and trailer came to a rest, blocking the middle and right lanes of southbound I-75.

An SUV, driven by a 54-year-old Newberry woman, was also heading southbound on I-75. She did not see the overturned trailer, and the front of the SUV collided into the underside of the trailer.

No injuries were reported.

The accident temporarily blocked the middle and right lanes of southbound I-75 this morning, but all lanes have since reopened.

The names of the drivers involved were not released, per FHP policy.