Lake City semi driver dies in I-75 accident

A Lake City tractor-trailer driver died on Tuesday morning when he ran off I-75 near the Archer exit.
A Lake City tractor-trailer driver died on Tuesday morning when he ran off I-75 near the Archer exit. (Photo by J.C. Derrick)

A Lake City man died when his flatbed tractor-trailer left I-75 southbound near the Archer exit in Gainesville and crashed into trees on Tuesday morning.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 55-year-old Lake City man was in the outside lane driving southbound on I-75 at 7:50 a.m. when it traveled onto the right shoulder of the freeway. The semi, loaded with shingles, struck the guardrail and traveled down an inclined grass shoulder where it hit several trees.

Emergency responders pronounced the driver dead on scene.

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Debris from Tuesday morning's tractor-trailer accident off I-75 near the Archer exit.
Photo by J.C. Derrick Debris from Tuesday morning’s tractor-trailer accident off I-75 near the Archer exit.
Debris from the tractor-trailer accident off I-75 near the Archer exit from Tuesday morning's accident.
Photo by J.C. Derrick Debris from the tractor-trailer accident off I-75 near the Archer exit from Tuesday morning’s accident.

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