Dump truck raised bed causes traffic diversion, damage to overpass

Accident occured on CR 514 overpass on I-75

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A dump truck traveling on Interstate-75 crashed early Wednesday morning, causing damage to an overpass, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver of the dump truck was traveling north in the center lane, just after 4 a.m., with the bed of his dump truck raised.

Once the truck attempted to pass under the overpass of County Road 514, the bed collided with the overpass, officials said.

The crash closed north lanes of of I-75. Traffic has been diverted at exit 321, officials said.

Investigators are inspecting the overpass for structural issues.