Marion County, FL (May 28, 2019) - A semi-truck driver is in critical condition after striking a disabled vehicle on Interstate 75. The crash happened on Monday, May 27th, near mile marker 371.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol report that 36-year-old Antwon Gemeyal Allen was traveling northbound on I-75 when the truck collided with the rear end of a 1999 Infiniti that was disabled in the right travel lane. After the impact, the truck veered onto the right shoulder, struck a guardrail, and hit multiple trees before erupting into flames. Allen was rushed to UF Health Shands with life-threatening injuries and listed in critical condition. The owner of the Infiniti has not been identified.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Car accidents are reported every 92 seconds in Florida. Almost all car accidents are avoidable through the exercise of reasonable care and caution. Police will continue to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this tragic accident in Marion County, and the responsible individual will be held accountable.
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