ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – A 55-year-old man from Fitzgerald, GA, was killed last night and his 10-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries in a crash between two tractor-trailers on I-75 in Alachua County.
At about 2:36 a.m., a semi driven by a 34-year-old Miami Gardens man was traveling at a slower rate of speed in the right lane of the interstate, just south of the rest area at mile marker 379, when the semi driven by the Georgia man hit it from the rear. The Miami Gardens man was not injured in the crash.
Alachua County Fire Rescue, Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR), and the Micanopy Fire Department responded to the crash, extricated the Georgia man, and transported him to a local trauma center. His passenger was able to get out of the truck on her own and was also transported to the hospital. GFR’s HazMat team responded to assist with a large diesel spill.
The accident is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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