Multi-car crash on I-75 leaves one dead, seven injured in Hillsborough County

Multi-car crash on I-75 leaves one dead, seven injured in Hillsborough County
Multi-crash left one dead and six others injured in Hillsborough County (Source: Florida Highway)

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A multi-car crash on I-75 left one person dead and seven others injured in Hillsborough County.

Monday around 2:30 p.m., troopers say on I-75 South, north of I-4, traffic was moving slowly when a dump truck driven by 74-year-old Daniel Ragan of Spring Hill, Fla. collided with a second and third vehicle before overturning on a fourth, leading to a chain reaction crash involving five other vehicles.

The driver of the fourth vehicle, 46-year-old David Garcia of Inverness, Fla., was killed. A 2-month-old infant, who was in the third vehicle, suffered critical injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Ragan along with three drivers and two passengers in other vehicles suffered minor injuries.

FHP says the crash closed the southbound lanes of I-75 until 8:30 p.m. Their investigation continues and troopers say charges are pending.

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