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FHP: Deadly wrong-way crash shuts down part of I-75 in Venice

Troopers say a man was killed and two women were seriously hurt in the crash
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VENICE, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wrong-way crash in Venice that shut down the northbound lanes of I-75. 

Troopers say a man was killed and two women were seriously hurt in the crash just north of Jacaranda Boulevard late Monday night. 

It was a head-on collision when troopers say a woman, driving in the wrong direction, slammed into a Nissan Altima. 

Investigators say the man in the Nissan died at the scene. A woman in the passenger's seat was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.

The accused wrong-way driver was also transported with serious injuries, troopers added. 

All lanes of I-75 northbound reopened just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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