News: Driver killed in rear-end collision with tractor-trailer on I-75


OCALA, FL – A car and a tractor-trailer were involved in a fatal collision in Ocala on Sunday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

WCJB reports the incident occurred on Interstate 75 southbound near mile marker 359, where troopers were called to the scene at about 4 p.m.

According to the FHP, the driver of a Dodge Challenger crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was disabled in the emergency lane of the interstate.  The Dodge driver, a 27-year-old Gainesville man, was declared dead at the scene.  No one else was in the vehicle at the time.

The right and center lanes of I-75 were shut down for the accident response and investigation.

Anyone involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle (semi-truck, tractor trailer, or 18-wheeler) is advised to speak with the knowledgeable Ocala truck accident lawyers at Whittel & Melton.  We will take some of the burden off victims and their families and help them get the financial compensation they are entitled to following such a crash. We can be reached by phone at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form.

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