• David Smith

Two semi-truck drivers injured in crash on I-75


On Jan. 22, 2018, two semi-truck drivers were sent to the hospital after crashing on I-75 in north Florida. "The incident happened at around 10:20 p.m. in on Interstate 75 southbound in Columbia County," according to WCTV.

The two semi-truck drivers were later identified as Scott Fisher, 40, and Tolman Collett, 56, of of Debary, Fla.

Fisher was traveling north on I-75 before hitting the guard rails and heading into on-coming traffic. Collett, who was driving southbound on I-75, hit the back of Fisher's trailer, causing it to jack-knife. "Troopers say Collett's semi veered off the road and caught on fire," according to WTXL.

The fire was put out by the Columbia County Fire Department. All of the southbound lanes were block by the debris, involved cars, and the emergency vehicles. The main road was rerouted to exit 439 so drivers could get through until the road was cleared.

Fisher was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in serious condition," according to WCTV. The other semi-truck driver, Collett, only received minor injuries from the crash.

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