News: 18-wheeler crashes into overpass on I-75 near Ocala, snarling traffic


MARION COUNTY, FL – An accident involving a semitractor-trailer caused massive traffic delays on Interstate 75 in Marion County Tuesday morning, the Bradenton Herald reports.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Freightliner 18-wheeler with an oversized load struck an overpass on I-75 north at Southwest 66th Street/Williams Road near Ocala at about 9:19 a.m.

The driver, a 50-year-old man from Lakeland, was not injured.   The overpass and the northbound lanes of I-75 were shut down and traffic was backed up for miles in both directions.

Transportation officials said the crash caused significant damage to the concrete overpass.

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