Troopers investigating wrong way crash in Manatee County
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a wrong way crash that happened near the I-75 and I-275 intersection that connects to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Monday morning.
The crash happened a little after 1:15 a.m. Two vehicles were involved and both drivers suffered serious injuries.
Troopers say a 23-year-old man was traveling northbound in a southbound lane in a BMW sedan. This was the wrong way.
The front of the sedan hit the front of a Chevrolet SUV that was being driven correctly in the southbound lane by a 70-year-old Port Charlotte man who also had a passenger, a 69 year old woman.
According to authorities, both drivers sustained serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The woman suffered minor injuries.
A DUI investigation ongoing and charges are pending.
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