Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash with injuries on interstate 75 near the Fruitville Road exit.
The crash took place just prior to 7:30 a.m. as a box truck and a sport utility vehicle drove south approaching the interchange with Fruitville road. For reasons not yet released by FHP the box truck smashed into the rear of the SUV.
After crashing into the SUV the Box Truck drove off the side of the highway and crashed into a tree.
Nahshon Smith a 36 year old from Bradenton was flown to Blake Medical Center for treatment and 27 year old Derek Smith, a passenger in the box truck was also injured in the crash.
The driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle, Michael Yencik, a fourty-one year old from Lakewood Ranch was unharmed in the crash and none of the passengers were hurt as well.
Troopers stated charges were pending in crash.