News: Troopers searching for driver following fatal wreck on I-75


OCALA, FL – State troopers said they are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer following a fatal crash in Marion County last month, WKMG reports.

The incident took place March 20 along I-75 south about four miles north of State Road 326.  The Florida Highway Patrol determined that a van had become disabled in the center lane of the interstate at about 10 p.m. as the result of a prior collision with a tractor-trailer.

Another driver heading south on I-75 did not see the van in time and crashed into the back of it.  The 71-year-old van driver died after being taken to an area hospital.  His five passengers, three women and two men all in their 70s, were hospitalized with serious injuries.  All occupants of the van were from Ocala.

The FHP now reports the driver of the tractor-trailer moved to the shoulder of the interstate before continuing on south, and did not report the initial crash or help the people involved.

Troopers are seeking the public’s help in tracking down that truck driver.  Anyone with information that might help to identify the tractor-trailer involved was asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.

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