Fatal tanker fire disrupts I-75 in Sarasota

Posted at 4:50 AM, Mar 29, 2016

One person is dead after a tanker overturned and caught fire early Tuesday morning. The crash closed all lanes on I-75 in Sarasota during clean-up and investigation, but northbound lanes have since reopened.

I-75 is closed between the University Parkway and Fruitville Road exits.

FHP confirmed at least one person is dead, and they believe this was a single-occupant vehicle.

There was a single southbound land open as of 7 a.m.

Southbound detour

  • Westbound on University Parkway to southbound US 301
  • Eastbound on Fruitville Road to Southbound I-75 for re-entry
  • Other southbound alternatives are Honore Avenue or Tuttle Avenue

The fire occurred around 3 a.m.