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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Trucker killed in fiery crash on I-75 near Wildwood

A trucker was killed Monday morning in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 near Wildwood.

The 31-year-old from Spring Hill was southbound at 7:25 a.m. on I-75 near Exit 321 when he failed to slow down for traffic and crashed into the rear of another tractor trailer truck, driven by a 69-year-old Dade City man, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

A trucker was killed in crash Monday morning on Interstate 75 near Wildwood
A trucker was killed in a crash Monday morning on Interstate 75 near Wildwood.
Two trucks overturned in the media Monday morning on Interstate 75 in Sumter County
Two trucks overturned in the median Monday morning on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.

Both trucks crashed and overturned in the median, blocking portions of north and southbound I-75. 

The Spring Hill man’s truck caught fire and he suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash, the report said. 

The other truck driver escaped injury.

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