Woman Dies, Husband Injured, After Vehicle Overturns on I-75, Several Caged Animals Escape Vehicle
UPDATE: 7/3/2017, 4:30 P.M. – The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victims as Francis Lockamy, 69, and his wife Linda Lockamy, 60, of Brandon.
Officials say Francis was driving a 1999 Toyota 4 Runner northbound on I-75 when for unknown reasons the vehicle departed the roadway, struck a concrete barrier, and overturned several times. Francis was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa where he was listed in Serious Condition. Linda died at the scene from her injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
UPDATE: 5:30 P.M. – Officials have confirmed at least one fatality associated with the accident.
BROOKSVILLE – Fire Rescue is on the scene of an overturned vehicle in the northbound lanes of I-75, where sources say several people are injured, including one possible fatality.
There are unconfirmed reports that paramedics are performing CPR on at least one trauma patient and a second is en route to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa with unknown injuries.
According to source, the vehicle was carrying several cages with animals still trapped inside. Some of the animals escaped and have run into a nearby wood line. It is unknown what kind of animals the vehicle was carrying.
Traffic delays can be expected at the onramp to I-75, north of Hwy 50.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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