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1 dead after hit-and-run crash shuts down part of I-75

Troopers said the crash happened in the northbound lanes of the interstate near Sun City Center Blvd.
Credit: FDOT

RUSKIN, Fla. — The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 have reopened after a deadly hit-and-run brought the highway to a standstill Friday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 38-year-old woman driving an SUV along I-75 just north of the Sun City Center Boulevard exit was traveling in the center lane when she collided with the back of another car.

The car that was hit redirected into the grass median before crashing into a tree, while the SUV overturned, landing along the inside shoulder of the highway, according to a crash report.

Troopers said the woman in the SUV tried to take run from the scene, crossing into the southbound lanes of I-75 before dying from injuries sustained in the crash.

The other driver suffered minor injuries.

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