Horrific Crash Claims the lives of Three People on I-75
Last updated 11/1/2022 at 12:22pm
OCALA – An investigation is still underway into a crash on I-75 that claimed the lives of three people and closed northbound lanes for several hours.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, just after 1:00 p.m. today, several vehicles collided in the area of mile marker 337 in the northbound lanes of I-75.
Officials have not released a details report of the accident at this time, but they say investigators are still making the scene, gathering evidence and assisting with removal of three deceased victims.
Traffic is currently open all directions.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
Officials just released the details into today tragic vehicle accident on I-75.
According to reports, a 2017 Subaru, driven by a 56-year-old Gainesville man and a tractor-trailer (pulling a dump trailer), driven by unidentified operator were traveling south on I-75.
For reasons unknown, the Subaru and tractor-trailer collided, which caused both vehicles to crash through the guardrail in the center median and into northbound traffic. After entering the northbound lanes, the vehicles collided with a 2021 Ram 3500 (pulling a gooseneck trailer), driven by an unidentified operator, and a 2022 Chevy SUV, driven by a 40-year-old Texas man.
The collision caused the tractor-trailer and SUV to burst into flames, killing both drivers. The driver of the Ram 3500 also died at the scene. A 19-year-old female passenger in the Ram 3500 suffered serious injuries and was transported to Ocala Regional for treatment. The driver of the Subaru also suffered serious injuries and was transported to Leesburg Regional.