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Car, Semi-Truck Collide on I-75 in Sumter County, Florida

July 09, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at, a car and a semi-truck collided on Interstate 75 in Sumter County, Florida. Several injuries were reported. The news report indicates that the accident occurred when a young woman was distracted by her children in the backseat of her car.* 

The accident took place in the afternoon near mile marker 323 on I-75. Florida Highway Patrol and Villages-News report that at about 1:30 p.m., a 2010 Nissan Sentra was traveling south on the interstate, and the driver somehow became distracted by her children, who were riding in the backseat of the car. 

Troopers say when the driver returned her attention to the roadway, traffic in front of her had stopped for unknown reasons. The driver attempted to brake and veer left, but she was not able to avoid a collision. The Nissan ended up crashing into the back of a semi-truck on the interstate, after which it rotated and came to a stop in the shoulder. 

Villages-News reports that all four people in the Nissan were taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center with injuries. The seriousness of their injuries is not known. The driver was identified as a 19-year-old woman from Pearson, Georgia. Passengers included a 22-year-old man, a 1-year-old child, and an infant child. 

The driver of the semi-truck was identified as a 59-year-old man from Yulee, Florida. It is unclear if he was injured. 

Florida Highway Patrol reportedly cited the Nissan driver for careless driving. The report did not say how she had been distracted by her children. 

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