TAMPA, Fla. — Law enforcement shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near Bruce B Downs Boulevard Thursday morning following a deadly crash.
The crash happened around 8:24 a.m. and involved multiple vehicles, including a flatbed tractor-trailer, a sedan, two SUVs and two commercial vehicles transporting mobile homes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers say a 26-year-old man from Shreve, Ohio, was killed while several others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
It started when an SUV lost control and collided with a flatbed in the inside southbound lanes of I-75, according to FHP. Troopers say both vehicles then moved to the right side of the highway and crashed into a sedan and another SUV.
The sedan and the flatbed continued moving right, where they crashed into two commercial vehicles transporting mobile homes that were stopped on the outside shoulder.
That's when the man standing outside of the mobile homes was hit and killed, FHP said.
Cameras in the area showed traffic at a standstill on I-75 and on its entrance ramp just beyond the overpass. The southbound lanes were closed for several hours but have since reopened.