News: Man killed, child injured in collision of tractor-trailers on I-75


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said two trucks were involved in a fatal collision on Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened on I-75 in Gainesville, according to a report by WOFL.

The FHP said a blue tractor-trailer crashed into the back of a tan tractor-trailer that was traveling slowly on the interstate at about 2:30 a.m.  The driver of the first truck, a 55-year-old man, was killed in the wreck.  His passenger, a 10-year-old girl, sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  The other driver was not injured.

A hazmat team was called to the scene to clean up a large diesel spill caused by the collision.  Multiple lanes of the roadway were shut down for the crash response and investigation.

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