SARASOTA (WWSB) - Traffic is moving again on I-75 South near Clark Road (Exit 205) after a crash between a semi and a pickup truck hauling a boat.
The two right hand lanes were blocked and traffic was backed up for quite some distance approaching the crash after the crash happened around 10am. Around an hour and a half later, all lanes re-opened.
Florida Highway Patrol says the semi merged from the center lane into the right lane, hitting the truck and boat with its trailer. The pickup truck and boat were separated, with the truck managing to stop on the side of highway while the boat went forward and stopped in the middle of the highway.
The semi went off the highway and overturned, including the 30-year-old Alabama man behind the wheel. He suffered minor injuries, but his dog, which was in the cab, was uninjured.
The Sarasota couple in the pickup truck were uninjured.
The crash remains under investigation.