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.