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Updated: Driver extricated in multi-vehicle crash on I-75

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

Updated at 3:30 p.m. with information from Florida Highway Patrol

MICANOPY, Fla. – At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, crews from Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) and Micanopy Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle wreck on I-75 at the 378 mile marker northbound.

Two vehicles, an Isuzu box truck and a Kia Sorrento, were both traveling northbound when both vehicles abruptly traveled off the road onto the shoulder; both vehicles overturned several times, and the driver of the truck, a 32-year-old Ocala man, was ejected. Fire Rescue crews arrived on scene, stabilized the overturned vehicle, and began extricating the occupant of the Sorrento, a 79-year-old Ocala woman, who was still entrapped.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the hospital; Florida Highway Patrol reported that their injuries are minor. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. ACFR would like to remind all drivers to move over a lane -when it is safe to do so- for stopped law enforcement, emergency services vehicles, and tow trucks with displayed warning lights, allowing the responders on scene a safer environment to render aid to those involved in the accident.

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