SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A crash Thursday during the morning commute closed all lanes of I-75 North beyond Exit 220 (SR 64) in Manatee County.
It started around 8:15am. Troopers say a single vehicle went off the highway about a mile past Exit 220. A fire engine was sent to the scene as part of the response to that accident and while on the way, a woman crashed into the back of the fire engine and injured.
That crash closed all lanes as a helicopter needed to land on the highway. The female driver was then flown to Blake Medical Center.
Once traffic started moving again around 9:15am, about a half mile south of where the two accidents happened, troopers say a vehicle stalled in the center lane, which contributed to slower traffic on I-75 North through that area.