SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Sumter County reopened hours after being closed due to a crash involving two big rigs, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the crash happened near mile marker 313 in Bushnell. According to a crash report, a big rig driven by a 65-year-old Summerfield man was traveling in the center lane when the tractor trailer hit the left rear of another big rig that was in the outside lane.
FHP said the first big rig jackknifed in the center and inside lanes while the second one ended up in the outside lane and shoulder. The 65-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the second big rig, a 23-year-old Virginia man had minor injuries.
The southbound lanes were blocked around 9 a.m, but reopened around 11:10 a.m., FHP said.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.