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Traffic fatality shuts down on ramp at exit 161 North Jones Loop Road

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Posted at 5:03 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 05:36:59-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE (5 AM)--A 46-year-old male from Arcadia has died in a crash that happened in Charlotte County yesterday.

A report from Troopers says a vehicle was traveling north in the center lane on I-75, south of Jones Loop Road.

A Tractor-Trailer was traveling north in the outside lane, north of the vehicle, south of Jones Loop Road.

The driver of the vehicle changed into the outside lane and failed to observe the tractor-trailer.

As a result, the front portion of the vehicle collided with the rear part of the tractor-trailer.

After the collision, the vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right, collided with a watery ditch, and came to final rest.

The driver was pronounced deceased at a local area hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Emergency crews are on the scene of a traffic fatality in Charlotte County.

All lanes of the I-75 at Exit 161 northbound on-ramp from Jones Loop Road are closed due to a crash.

You are asked to seek an alternate route if possible.

Fox 4 will update you with the latest information as we receive it.