One Dead After Tractor Trailer Transporting Tomatoes Travels Off I-75 in Hillsborough County
On October 2nd at 4:08 p.m., a tractor trailer traveling on I-75 lost control resulting in a crash at I-75 and Fowler Avenue in Hillsborough County. The tractor trailer continued off the interstate down onto Fowler Avenue an off the I-75 overpass, landing on top of another vehicle on Fowler Avenue. An occupant in a vehicle traveling on Fowler Avenue died in the crash after the tractor trailer landed on it.
Currently, both directions of I-75 are closed, as are both directions of Fowler Avenue. Motorists should seek alternate routes such as US-301 and US-41.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue continues to put out the fires on the remains of 2 vehicles and has treated and transported 5 patients.
Trooper say that the driver of the tractor trailer was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.