Crash with semi shuts down northbound lanes of I-75 in Dade City

I-75 traffic was slowed by the messy crash.

DADE CITY, Fla. -- Florida Highway Patrol responded to a rollover crash involving a semi which shut down two northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Dade City Thursday afternoon. 

According to police, there were two vehicles involved and the crash happened just north of Blanton Rd. on I-75.

Shortly before 1 p.m., a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on Interstate 75, north of Mile Marker 292 in the inside travel lane. Meanwhile, a 2016 Freight Liner tractor pulling a trailer was traveling northbound in the middle travel lane.

The driver of the pickup, Kelly Michael Lee, 43, of Lake Butler, Fla., said the tractor-trailer veered hinto him. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Satwinder Singh, 41, of Richmond Hill, N.Y., however, said the Ford veered into him, causing him to lose control.

The back of Ford and the front of the tractor-trailer collided. The Ford spun and overturned onto its roof. The tractor-trailer hit a guardrail and went onto the shoulder of the road, where it overturned, spilling its cargo of tomatoes.

Both Lee and his passenger, Loni Nadine Lee, 41, of Lake Butler, Fla., were taken to Bayfront Hospital with minor injuries. Singh was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

No one has been cited, but the investigation is continuing. 

 

 

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