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North Port Woman Dies And Another Injured In Crash On I-75 In Sarasota County

SARASOTA COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a single vehicle crash on Interstate 75 lead to the death of one and another being seriously hurt.

The accident began as a 72-year-old woman from North Port was driving a sedan southbound on the left lane of I-75 Saturday evening.

Traveling in the car as a passenger was a 70-year-old woman also from North Port.

As the car approached mile marker 194 (near border road) they encountered slower traffic.

It’s not stated whether the driver of the car was caught unawares or something else occurred, but at 6:36:00 PM the driver swerved to avoid colliding with the slower traffic and traveled off the roadway of the left lane and into the median in a heavily treed area.

After entering the median the sedan crashed into the trees at speed. Despite both driver and passenger wearing seat belts, both were seriously injured in the collision.

The both were transported to an area hospital for treatment, wear the passenger of the sedan succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the sedan remains in serious condition.

Driving on this stretch of I-75 can be dangerous, as it’s fairly open road with forest for miles. However it’s common for frequent traffic snarls to cause sudden congestion even in this rural area. We urge drivers on the commute from North Port to Sarasota to stay alert and be ready for anything.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

North Port Woman Dies And Another Injured In Crash On I-75 In Sarasota County

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