LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Four people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 North Tuesday evening.
The driver of an SUV told FHP he fell asleep at the wheel while driving in the outside lane around 6:19 p.m.
The SUV veered off the road and collided with the back of a truck that was parked on the side of the road.
The SUV then overturned and collided with a third and fourth vehicle.
Two passengers in the SUV were taken to a local hospital with injuries. The driver was also seriously injured.
As of 10:40 p.m., responders are still on scene, but traffic is moving normally.
🚨 TRAFFIC ADVISORY 🚨 Deputies are assisting FHP with a traffic crash at Mile Marker 120 on i75. At this time, all northbound lanes in this area are shutdown. Vehicles are being rerouted just south of the mile marker. Please avoid this area if possible.
— Carmine Marceno - Florida’s Law and Order Sheriff (@SheriffLeeFL) September 26, 2023
Just before 7 p.m., a helicopter was seen landing on the interstate in the area of the crash.