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9 vehicles involved in I-75 pileup

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 09:05:06-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol reports two separate crashes involving nine vehicles in total happened in close proximity to one another Wednesday morning in Punta Gorda.

The crashes happened around 7:30 a.m. at mile marker 164 in Punta Gorda.

One crash involved four vehicles and has no injuries; a separate incident as reported by FHP involves a further five vehicles with injuries.

FHP says some southbound lanes are blocked, as well as the exit lane.

Tow trucks had cleared the area by 9 a.m.; FHP is still compiling information about the pileup for a later update.