News: 2 killed when Tesla slams into parked tractor-trailer at Gainesville rest area


GAINESVILLE, FL – State troopers said a car accident at a rest area along Interstate 75 Wednesday left two people dead.

According to WGFL, the incident took place on I-75 south near mile marker 382 in Gainesville at about 2 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 66-year-old woman was driving a Tesla sedan and coming off an exit ramp when she entered the rest area parking lot and crashed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer.

The woman and her passenger, a 67-year-old man, were killed in the wreck. Both were residents of Lompoc, California.

The area was shut down to traffic for about six hours while the crash scene was being cleared and investigated.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to a reckless or negligent driver, you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney to safeguard the protection of your legal rights. The Gainesville Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are available any time, day or night, to speak with you about your case and help you determine the best course of action for seeking justice and compensation. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.

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