Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded Friday morning to a fatal crash involving several vehicles along the northbound lanes of Interstate 75.

All northbound lanes of I-75 were closed at Exit 256 (exit to the Selmon Expressway) for several hours.

They have since reopened.


According to FHP, a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound in the outside lane, and a second tractor-trailer was stopped on the shoulder.

The first tractor-trailer drifted onto the shoulder and hit the trailer of the second big rig.

The impact caused the natural gas tanks of the first tractor-trailer to separate and become airborne.

The gas tanks then fell on a third vehicle, a Buick Enclave, that was traveling northbound. A passenger in that vehicle was killed.

The gas tanks came to rest in the center of the interstate. The big rig that was on the shoulder caught fire, and it was put out by fire crews, FHP said.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.