Sumter County, FL (July 12, 2021) - A 31-year-old man from Spring Hill was killed in a two-car crash that took place Monday morning on Interstate 75 in Spring Hill. The accident took place around 7:25 a.m. near mile marker 321.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, two tractor-trailers were traveling southbound on I-75 when one tractor-trailer rear-ended the other, causing both trucks to overturn and the first truck to catch fire. The driver of the first truck was killed in the crash. There is no word on whether the driver of the second truck, a 69-year-old man from Spring Hill, was hurt in the accident. Police are still looking into the crash at this time.
No further details have been released.
Florida is a dangerous place for motorists, especially on major roadways such as I-75. Each day, deadly crashes happen on our highways and innocent people are hurt or killed as a result. More than 3,000 people died in Florida traffic accidents in 2019, with many of them losing their lives as the result of a negligent driver.
Our condolences go out to those affected by this fatal crash in Spring Hill.
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