“Fatal Dump Truck Crash Shuts Down Interstate 75 in Sumter County”

By | July 27, 2023

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The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Sumter County, Florida were closed for over six hours due to a deadly dump truck crash. The crash occurred when the truck struck a guardrail on the interstate. The truck burst into flames and traveled over the guardrail and across the highway before coming to rest along the outside southbound shoulder. The driver, a 47-year-old Summerfield man, died at the scene. The southbound lanes have since reopened. Jacob Langston reported

Six-Hour Closure of I-75 Southbound in Sumter County Following Fatal Dump Truck Crash

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred near mile marker 314 on Interstate 75 at approximately 10:15 a.m. when a dump truck collided with a guardrail.

According to the crash report, the dump truck was traveling northbound on the interstate when, for reasons unknown, it veered onto the inside shoulder.

The truck collided with the median guardrail, resulting in a fiery explosion. It then crossed over the guardrail and traversed the highway before coming to a stop on the outside southbound shoulder after crashing into the concrete wall of the County Road 48 overpass.

Troopers confirmed that the driver, identified as a 47-year-old man from Summerfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The southbound lanes of I-75 remained closed until 5:15 p.m. but have since been reopened, as stated in the report.


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