5 Vehicle Collision Shut Down I-75 in Ocala
Reports are coming in about an accident impacting traffic on I-75 in Ocala. No injuries have been reported, but the accident did close southbound lanes earlier today.
From the Ocala Fire Rescue press release
Ocala Fire Rescue
Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters spread absorbent on the diesel spill.
(OCALA, Fla.) September 22, 2013 – Two passenger vehicles, a pickup truck with a trailer, a tractor trailer truck and a sport utility vehicle were involved in a collision this morning on I-75 just north of mile marker 354. The collision shut down all southbound lanes for approximately one hour while first responders worked to clear the scene.
Approximately 1,000 wooden crates from the overturned pick-up truck trailer littered the roadway.
According to Ocala Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Doucett, firefighters stopped the leak from a 100 gallon diesel saddle tank of the tractor that had been punctured. Six people in the vehicles were not injured. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to the collision at 6:37 a.m.
This entry was posted in Local
and tagged accident
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
The request to reappoint Matthew Brower as Ocala’s city manager was rejected on a three-to-two vote by the Ocala City Council. Brower was appointed city manager in February 2011, and his contract will now expire on Dec. 21.
Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Local bar and music venue The Jam will close its doors this November after lease troubles and other plans for the area.
Parrots and Pizza, a local group that meets monthly at Napolatano’s Restaurant in Gainesville, works closely with the Open Wings Rescue and Sanctuary in a joint effort to get attendees of the event to adopt parrots in need of new homes.