One person died in a two-car crash that shut down southbound Interstate 75 at Griffin Road for almost six hours Sunday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol says there were no other injuries in the accident that occurred around 4:52 a.m. and resulted in a car fire. All southbound traffic was forced to exit at Griffin Road until around 10:45 a.m.
According to FHP, the right front of a car in the left lane struck the left rear of a car in the next lane to the right. The first car swung completely across the highway, off the right shoulder and flipped after hitting a concrete bridge support. That’s when the car caught fire.
The driver, whose name was withheld until relatives are informed, died on the highway.