I-75 Accident Hurts Three From Sarasota

An accident on interstate 75 in Lee County resulted in the driver and two passengers of a Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a trailer suffering minor injuries.

According the Florida Highway Patrol the accident occurred when the driver of the pickup (Donnell T. Ward, 55 of Sarasota) heading south drifted off the highway near mile post 149.

Ward attempted to get back on the highway but over-steered causing the truck to spin and trailer to overturn with the pickup coming to a stop in the left lane and the trailer ending up in the median.

The passengers Jerry Cooper, 55, and Roberto Rivera, 63, of Sarasota received minor injuries but did not need to be hospitalized.

The trailer had been hauling cold tar which emptied out onto the highway and spilled onto the median.