Loss of tire pressure leads to fatal crash on I-75 North

Published: Sep. 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Troopers say a loss of tire pressure led to a fatal crash on I-75 North Tuesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol says around 9pm, 42-year-old Pedro Quiroz Ramirez of Lehigh Acres was driving a 2017 Freightliner truck on I-75 North around milemarker 210 when his vehicle experienced a loss of tire pressure.

Troopers say Ramirez’ truck veered to the right and he over-corrected to the left, rotating towards the median before going off the road and overturning.

Ramirez was ejected and died at the scene. Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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