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2 people killed in fiery I-75 crash near Fruitville Road

The food truck they were traveling in lost a tire, causing it to overturn and catch on fire.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Two people heading south on Interstate 75 were killed when the food truck they were traveling in overturned and caught fire, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes near Fruitville Road, according to a crash report.

Troopers say two people in the food truck were in the center lane when the truck somehow lost its right front tire. The driver wasn't able to keep control as the truck entered the left lane and overturned into the median.

It then "becomes engulfed in flames," trapping both people inside, the report reads. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to FHP.

The county medical examiner's office is tasked with identifying the driver and their passenger.

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