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LEE COUNTY | Driver in I-75 crash says he fell asleep at the wheel

Four people were injured in the crash.
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Posted at 7:05 PM, Sep 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-26 23:08:12-04

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.

Just before 7 p.m., a helicopter was seen landing on the interstate in the area of the crash.