Both lanes are now cleared on I-75 in Alachua County after a semi-truck flipped and a separate multi-vehicle crash

Emergency crews cleared both northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 in Alachua County after a semi-truck flipped over followed by a multi-vehicle crash.
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 10:43 AM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2023 at 10:58 AM EDT
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HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - Emergency crews worked to clear Interstate 75 in Alachua County after a semi-truck overturned followed by a second multi-vehicle accident resulting in seven vehicle incident.

According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, a semi-truck struck the guardrail on I-75 Southbound near mile marker 403, south of the Alachua Columbia county line. The semi then collided with a pickup truck and rolled over.

The crash caused two lanes to be blocked both north and southbound.

High Springs firefighters say the semi-truck driver was not seriously hurt. Though FHP troopers say the driver was under the influence leading to the crash.

The driver of the semi-truck was arrested for DUI.

Emergency crews respond to overturned semi-truck on I-75
Emergency crews respond to overturned semi-truck on I-75(FL511)

A second accident occurred just a mile up the road on I-75. Alachua County Sheriff, Alachua County Fire Rescue, and High Springs Fire Department all responded to the scene of a four-vehicle accident at the CR-236 exit.

Crews were able to clear all lanes and remove the flipped semi.

Emergency crews respond to multi-vehicle wreck on I-75
Emergency crews respond to multi-vehicle wreck on I-75(FL511)

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