I-75 crash Near University Parkway Critically Injures Valrico Man

FHP announced a crash with injuries on I-75 near University Parkway.

The report states that thirty three year old Robert Waldon from Valrico Florida was southbound on I-75 in a pick up truck early Sunday morning.

At approximately ten minutes before 2:00a.m. drifted out of the left-land and crossed the highway onto the shoulder. After driving off the highway Waldon completely lost control of the truck and crashed into a tree.

The collision with the tree caused Waldon to be severely injured. Waldon was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the accident is still under investigation.

Englewood Man Succumbs To Injuries From Four Car Crash In Charlotte County

A crash involving four vehicles on interstate 75 in Charlotte County has claimed the life of a man from Englewood.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that a crash on I-75 that involved four vehicles began as a tow truck responded to a previous crash adjacent to mile marker 154. John Westby, a 64 year old from Punta Gorda, attempted to maneuver the tow truck into a construction zone to gain access to a previously disabled vehicle.

However as the tow truck tried to make a turn on the dirt median in the construction zone it became stuck. The rear of the tow truck was stuck, sticking out into the northbound lanes of I-75.

After the tow truck was mired, William Golden a fifty five year old from Englewood approached in the fast lane and failed to avoid crashing into the back of the tow truck.

The car collided with the tow truck at speed and the force of the collision through the car into a spin where it crashed into a roadside construction barrel.

Another vehicle, driven by Raymond Daughtery, a fifty nine year old from Lehigh Acres, was approaching in the northbound lanes and avoided crashing into the tow truck by slowing down rapidly. This caused Daughtery’s vehicle to be rear-ended by a car driving behind.

William Golden was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.

An investigation by FHP is ongoing however troopers did say that Westby would be cited for failing to use due care in a hazard zone.

Englewood Man Seriously Hurt In Sarasota I-75 Crash

Officials from Florida Highway Patrol have said a man from Englewood allegedly ran a red light near the exit ramp of I-75 and Fruitville road causing an accident with serious injuries..

The crash took places just prior to 8:30 p.m. when thirty five year old Egor Klimantovich was driving eastbound on Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

As Klimantovich approached the intersection with interstate seventy five ramp traffic, witnesses stated he failed to stop when the light turned red.

When the drivers of two vehicles exiting I-75 were given the green light to turn onto Fruitville they proceeded unaware of the oncoming vehicle.

As the vehicles entered the intersection attempting to turn onto the westbound lanes Klimantovich’s vehicle slammed into the first vehicle at speed which in turn, crashed into the second vehicle attempting to turn onto Fruitville.

Klimantovich suffered serious injuries in the crash and was airlifted to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. The driver of the first car hit by Klimantovich was taken to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota with minor injuries.

Troopers have stated they will be charging Klimantovich with no proof of insurance and failing to stop at a red light.

Tampa Crash Closes I- 75 lanes near Fletcher Avenue

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on I-75 in Tampa at the Fletcher Avenue exit resulted in one driver suffering critical injuries.

The Northbound lanes of I-75 were closed for over an hour as police and crews cleared away the wreckage of the accident.

Troopers stated that the crash occurred at roughly 3:20p.m. when Eduardo Villegas-Diaz, a  seventy-six year old man from Brandon had been driving on the northbound lanes of Interstate Seventy Five and for reasons unknown swerved sharply to the right.

Diaz traveled right crossing all of the lanes of traffic and drove onto the median where he crashed into a tree.

The crash seriously injured Diaz who was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No others were injured in the crash.

The interstate was reopened shortly after 4:40p.m.

Violent Crash On I-75 At River Road Killes One, Injures Two

A crash between two vehicles traveling in the northbound lanes on I-75 close to the River Road exit in Venice resulted in one death and two people injured.

The accident took place at roughly 10:20 a.m  when sixty-two year old Alison Young driving a Ford Escape had been slowed or stopped from traffic further ahead.

A seventy-six year old woman from Ft. Myers was driving a 2004 Toyota was approaching the stopped traffic at speed and failed to slow down.

The Toyota slammed into the back of the Ford Escape violently and both vehicles were spun off the highway where they crashed into pine trees along the shoulder.

A passenger in the Toyota only identified as a sevety-seven year old male was killed in the crash. The woman driving the Toyota was taken to Venice Regional Hospital in critical condition.

Young, the driver of the Escape was seriously injured in the crash.

Police stated that no skid marks were found at the scene possibly indicating the Toyota did not slow at all before smashing into the Escape however an investigation was ongoing.

Triple-Vehicle Crash On I-75 Injures Three In Sarasota

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries on I-75 near Clark Road in Sarasota.

The accident was a triple-vehicle chain-reaction car crash in the southbound lanes that caused the drivers of all three vehicles to sustain minor injuries. The crash took places as Traffic on I-75 slowed sharply approaching the Clark road exit and motorist Brittany Pecora from Sarasota, was unable to slow down enough to avoid crashing into the vehicle in front of her.

Pecora’s Suzuki crashed into a Lexus, driven by Susan O’Toole a 50 year old from Sarasota. The force of the crash propelled the Lexus into the back of a Cadillac driven by Pamela Farrara who was slowing her vehicle down to exit the freeway.

The drivers of all three vehicles sustained minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The crash caused a significant traffic delay on I-75. Troopers cited Pecora for careless driving.

Crash On I-75 In Sarasota County Seriously Injures Two

Florida Highway patrol reported two people were hurt after being involved in a crash on interstate 75 near North Port.

The accident took place as John Byrd, 30 from Port Charlotte was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango SUV on the southbound lanes of I-75. As the SUV was approximately 4 miles north of the Kings Highway interchange Byrd lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle veered from the far left lane all the way off the shoulder of the right side of southbound lanes where the SUV drove off the road and crashed into a tree.

The collision happened near mile marker 174 at roughly 9:15am, and the force of the crash resulted in serious injuries to the SUV’s occupants. John Byrd, the driver, and passenger Charlie Cole 21, also of Port Charlotte were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte for treatment.

Police also stated some charges were pending in the accident.

Crash With Injuries Blocks Interstate 75 Lanes In Manatee County

A crash with injuries temporarily blocked the south lanes on I-75 Tuesday

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the crash took place mid morning just after 7:00 a.m. at mile marker 222.

The report stated a pickup that was parked on the shoulder of the median along the southbound lanes attempted to enter the highway in left lane but pulled directly into the oncoming path of a truck.

Jacinto Hernandez, 41, of Pinellas Park, the driver of the parked pickup truck, along with the passengers in the truck suffered minor injuries in the collision.

J. Cruz Mendoza, a fifty year old from Immokalee, who was driving on 75 and crashed into the pick up truck was also injured in the crash.

Troopers stated Hernandez had been sited for improper change of lane and also cited for pulling out in front of a vehicle.

Crash On I-75 Kills One On Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on I-75 that resulted in one man dying from injuries.

The accident happened as Cirilo Rubio 63, from Bradenton was traveling on the northbound lanes when his vehicle crashed as he approached State Road 70 near mile marker 217 just prior to 6:30 p.m.

Troopers state that Rubio was driving a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo in the fast lane and rapidly approached slower traffic. Rubio swerved to avoid crashing into the slower traffic. The Isuzu spun clockwise then rolled twice coming to rest upside down.

Rubio was brought to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for emergency medical treatment but died of his injuries.