Sunday, April 22, 2018
Public safety

Trailer overturns, spills contents, blocks southbound lanes of I-75 in Hernando

RIDGE MANOR WEST — An overturned utility trailer packed with household items forced authorities to close a section of Interstate 75 for three hours Friday afternoon.

A 2009 Dodge pickup truck pulling a 30-foot enclosed trailer jackknifed about 1:50 p.m. when the driver tried to avoid a collision with slow-moving traffic several miles south of State Road 50 in Hernando County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The trailer overturned, spilling the contents onto the highway and blocking the southbound lanes. Authorities diverted southbound traffic onto SR 50 while crews cleared the lanes.

Neither the driver of the truck, 72-year-old Morris Oldham of Akron, Ohio, nor his passenger, Kelly Oldham, 59, was injured, troopers said.

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