The Florida Highway Patrol says several vehicles struck a body on an Interstate 75 bridge near Punta Gorda.

Troopers say they were notified that a body was in a southbound lane of I-75 shortly after 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Motorists were detoured at Exit 167 while the authorities cleared the scene.

Investigators were interviewing several motorists who may have hit the body.

No further details were immediately available.