Port Charlotte man seriously injured in I-75 truck crash

An accident on I-75 results in a man from Port Charlotte receiving serious injuries.

The accident took place in Collier county Wednesday afternoon in the northbound center lane close to mile post 115. FHP said the accident was caused by the Peterbilt semi truck’s tires tread blew off causing the truck to strike a cable barrier and overturn.

The driver of the truck, James Lawrence Brunelle was seriously injured and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.