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Crashes shut down I-75 NB in Hillsborough County, at least 1 killed

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 04:55:16-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Northbound I-75 was shut down in Hillsborough County just south of Bruce B. Downs on Tuesday morning due to two crashes that took the life of at least one person.

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Florida Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Aviance Torres Guzman was killed when she crashed her pickup truck into the back of a box truck.

Troopers say Guzman was driving in the northbound, outside lane at a high rate of speed when she overtook and collided with the back of the box truck. She was taken to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.

The driver of the box truck was not injured.

FHP says there was also a secondary rollover crash involving a driver in the southbound lanes who came to a rest in the northbound lanes.

FHP says the secondary crash happened when a black SUV lost control, overturned in the median and hit four vehicles stopped in the northbound lane for the initial crash.

The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old James Mitchell suffered serious injuries.


All of the NB lanes were shut down for more than three hours before they started to reopen after noon.