A rollover crash on Interstate 75 in Pasco County sent four people to the hospital and closed the roadway during the evening commute Friday, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.
A pickup truck rolled multiple times near mile marker 283, and “multiple patients” were ejected from the vehicle, Pasco County Fire Rescue said in social media posts shortly before 5:30 p.m.
The four were airlifted to area hospitals, and traffic was halted to make room for the helicopters to land, the posts said.
Traffic was backed up on I-75 North from State Road 56 to mile marker 283 into the evening, according to a tweet from Florida 511, a traffic information page provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Updated: Traffic congestion in Pasco County on I-75 North, from beyond SR-56 to MM 283. Last updated at 07:15 PM. https://t.co/mZg7qkNvHS— FL511 I-75 (@fl511_i75) July 30, 2021
A tweet shortly after 8 p.m. noted that I-75 South was clear.
FL511 posted an updated tweet at 9:30 p.m. to let drivers know the traffic congestion had cleared in the northbound lanes as well.
No other details were available as of this writing.
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