Hit and Run Crash Closes I-75, Alert Truck Driver May Have Saved Lives
BROOKSVILLE – An early morning hit and run crash closed northbound lanes of I-75 and injured two people.
Officials say three vehicles, including a semi-tractor-trailer were involved in a collision at mile marker 297 but one of the vehicles fled the scene after leaving a path of destruction.
According to reports, just before 2:00 a.m. an unknown vehicle type was traveling northbound in the inside lane, when the driver changed lanes and struck a Honda Civic. The Honda rotated and stopped in the middle of I-75. The driver of the Semi veered left to avoid a collision but he still struck the Honda, then jackknifed and collided with a guardrail. The vehicle that caused the crash fled the area.
The driver of the Honda, 18-year-old Robert Abreu of Brooksville, and the truck driver, 66-year-old David Stalvey of Homerville, Georgia, both suffered minor injuries and were transported locally for evaluation.
A Hazmat crew was dispatched to the scene, after officials say 40 to 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the highway. I-75 was closed for several hours while crews cleared debris and repaired damage to the roadway.
Officials say the only description of the vehicle is a white passenger car.
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