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Driver arrested in Sunday morning DUI crash on I-75

The crash closed sounthbound lanes on I-75 for hours Sunday morning.

A 33-year-old Tampa man faces driving under the influence charges after he collided with a railing and another vehicle on Interstate 75 early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers arrested the man who they say was driving under the influence around 5:40 a.m. No one sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. Highway patrol did not release the names of the drivers involved as of late Sunday morning.

As the male driver approached the exit for State Route 60 on I-75, he lost control of his vehicle, crashing into the exit ramp railing, troopers said. His vehicle then rotated back into the southbound lane, where he was struck by another sedan, driven by a 27-year-old female of Seffner.

The crash prompted the closure of multiple southbound lanes of I-75 until around 7:30 a.m., about two hours after the crash was reported.

The male driver sustained minor injuries, according to highway patrol. The other driver sustained serious injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Troopers arrested the impaired driver for DUI-property damages and DUI-serious injury charges.

This story will be updated.

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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