Accident stalls I-75 southbound traffic

A pickup truck pulling a trailer and an SUV collided on southbound Interstate 75 Thursday morning near the Gainesville 39th Avenue off ramp.  

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, the front right tire blew on the pickup truck around 3:20 a.m. and the 47-year-old male driver from Indianapolis lost control, causing the trailer to overturn on its side and collide with a light pole on the west side of I-75. The truck and trailer came to a stop and blocked the middle and right southbound lanes. 

An SUV, driven by a Newberry female, 54, did not see the overturned trailer and ran into the underside of the trailer. 

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Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seatbelts.

FHP reportedly reopened I-75 at 5:45 a.m. 

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