FHP announced two pedestrians were struck by a tractor-trailer while on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in Sarasota County near Venice Florida.
The report states that the victims, twenty-four year old Kayla Dicintio of Bradenton, and twenty-four year old Donald Cady of Bradenton, were pulled onto the right shoulder of I-75 North to tie down cargo in their pick up truck early in the morning.
At 15 minutes before 2:00 a.m., forty six year old Carlos Diaz from Tampa was driving a Freightliner tractor trailer in the right lane approaching the stopped pickup truck.
Both Cady and Dicintio were struck by the oncoming truck. The collision killed Dicintio and seriously injured Cady.
Lanes of I-75 were closed for hours as Troopers investigated the crash.