I-75 reopens in Sumter County after crash involving big rigs

1 seriously injured in wreck, troopers say

Crash involving big rigs shuts down I-75 in Sumter County for a couple hours. (Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

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.

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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.

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