Fiery truck crash closes I-75 SB in North Port

Photos from the scene show a almost unrecognizable semi-truck surrounded by tubs of ice cream.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fiery fatal crash involving two semi-trucks on southbound Interstate 75 at mile marker 184.

All traffic is being diverted off at Exit 191 (River Road).

One lane reopened to southbound traffic of I-75 shortly after 10 a.m. Drivers should avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

FHP Highway Patrol reports a fatality at the scene.

We'll update with more details as they become available.

One of the semitrailers was transporting ice cream and the other was transporting beer, according to FHP Lt. Gregory Bueno. Plz travel safely, two eyes on road mind on driving!

  • Julie Sanders