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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Two Ocala drivers injured in rollover crash on I-75 in Alachua County

Two drivers from Ocala were injured on Friday morning after their vehicles left the roadway and overturned on Interstate 75 in Alachua County.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., a 2019 Isuzu truck and 2013 Kia Sorrento were both traveling northbound on I-75 near mile marker 378, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.

For reasons that are currently unknown, both vehicles abruptly veered off the roadway and onto the east grass shoulder. Once on the shoulder, FHP stated that both vehicles overturned several times before coming to a final rest in the wood line.

According to FHP, the 32-year-old male driver of the Isuzu truck was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was ejected from his vehicle as it overturned. The Kia Sorrento’s driver, a 79-year-old woman, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Both drivers were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Their names were not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.