A 25-year-old Fruitland Park man was killed in a nine-vehicle crash that shut down southbound Interstate 75 in Marion County for several hours.
Jarrett Joseph Tereskun had been at the wheel of a 2007 Chevy Corvette just a few minutes before midnight Friday when a tractor trailer truck driven by 64-year-old Sung Il Lee of Lagrange, Georgia struck a guardrail and then hit several vehicles at Mile Marker 338, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Tereskun died at the scene of the accident.
Lee suffered serious injuries and was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. A passenger in Lee’s truck, Raymond Bostain of Lagrange, Georgia was also seriously injured and he was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center.
Several other people in other vehicles that were struck suffered minor injuries.
All travel lanes of I-75 southbound were shut down for an extended period of time due to the investigation and scene clean up. Traffic was detoured onto County Road 484 and through the back gates at the southbound Department of Transportation scales. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. The roadway has since been re-opened.