Man killed, 3 injured in DUI crash that closed I-75 in Florida, FHP says

Driver arrested by troopers faces DUI charges in fatal Sumter County wreck

Fatal crash closes I-75 near Wildwood. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

WILDWOOD, Fla. – A Kissimmee man was arrested Thursday in connection with a crash on I-75 in Sumter County that killed a man from Tennessee and seriously injured his three passengers, one of whom was a 12-year-old boy, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred around 2:44 a.m. at mile marker 323 near Wildwood, prompting the closure of I-75 in both directions. All lanes reopened as of 10:38 a.m.

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According to an FHP crash report, the 40-year-old Kissimmee man — identified as John Andrew Henderson — was driving a sedan south in the inside lane. The Spring Hill, Tennessee, man, 32, was towing a trailer with a pickup truck in the center lane.

Troopers said Henderson entered the pickup’s lane and collided with its trailer, causing the truck to rotate, strike a guardrail, travel over the guardrail and overturn.

The pickup’s driver suffered fatal injuries at the scene, troopers said. His three passengers — a 32-year-old man, a 31-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy, all of Spring Hill — were seriously injured in the crash, the FHP said.

Henderson was taken to the Sumter County jail, troopers said. He faces charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury and DUI property damage.

John Andrew Henderson, 40, who was booked in Sumter County Thursday morning. (Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

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