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All lanes back open after tanker truck crash on I-75 southbound near Kings Highway

I-75 is closed at Kings Highway southbound.
I-75 is closed at Kings Highway southbound.(FDOT)
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 6:07 AM EST
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UPDATED at 7:35 p.m.: All lanes are now open.

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - All lanes are finally back open after a tanker truck crash on I-75 southbound, mile marker 172.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the tanker was traveling southbound on I-75 approaching mile marker 172 when a tire blew out. The truck left the roadway onto the grassy shoulder. Vehicle 01 continued to travel southwest and struck the fence line separating the grassy shoulder from the wood line.

The tanker overturned and came to a final rest on its right side. The driver sustained minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate, saying charges are pending.

North Port police reported earlier that roughly 200 gallons of fuel leaked out of the tanker. Sarasota and Charlotte County hazardous materials teams were at the site of the crash.

Traffic was being rerouted from Toledo Blade Road to Price Boulevard to Veterans Boulevard to Kings Highway on-ramp.

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