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Deadly rollover crash on I-75 causes lane closures Monday night

Posted at 11:27 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 06:36:51-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A Lehigh Acres man died Monday night when a van rolled over onto the median of Interstate 75 in Punta Gorda.

The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-75 approaching the Tucker's Grade exit (#158).

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the 29-year-old man was driving a van in the southbound left lane and failed to negotiate a turn.  The van ran off the roadway to the left and hit a cable barrier in the median and overturned.

The driver, whose identity has not been released yet, died at the scene.

The crash is believed to be alcohol-related.