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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

1 killed, 2 injured on I-75 after car crashes into guardrail, pickup

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 left one man dead and two others injured on Tuesday night.

The fatal crash occurred at around 10:05 p.m. on I-75 northbound, near mile marker 405, in Alachua County.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old man from Atlanta, Georgia, was traveling in a sedan on I-75 when his vehicle veered towards the median and collided with the guardrail.

FHP stated that the sedan then re-entered the northbound lanes, where it collided with a pickup truck.

The driver and sole occupant of the sedan sustained fatal injuries. An FHP trooper noted in the report that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

The pickup truck’s two occupants – a 62-year-old man (driver) and 50-year-old woman (passenger), both from Mount Vernon, Indiana – were both injured in the crash. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained “non-life-threatening” injuries, and the passenger’s injuries were deemed “minor,” according to the report.

Due to the crash, the northbound lanes of I-75 were closed for several hours near mile marker 405 while an investigation was conducted. All lanes have since reopened.

The names of the individuals involved in the accident were not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.