DADE CITY, FL – A wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on I-75 Thursday night, injuring three people.
#ALERT : NB I-75 just south of the Hernando County Line remains closed after this serious head on crash. Two injuries reported with an extended extrication. One patient listed as a trauma alert. Crews are working to clear the roadway. #PCFRNews pic.twitter.com/N6lWEC6jHh
— Pasco Fire Rescue (@PascoFireRescue) September 18, 2020
Fox 13 News reported that the crash occurred on Northbound I-75, just north of the Blanton Road exit, at around 8 p.m.
An SUV was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-75 for an unknown amount of time. A truck swerved to avoid the SUV, but the SUV also swerved in the same direction, causing a head-on collision.
A man and a woman in the truck sustained serious injuries. The wrong-way driver, a 35-year-old male, was also injured.
It is unclear what charges the SUV driver will face.
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