Driver Cited in I-75 Crash with Fire Truck
The crash closed the inside lanes of I-75 for about three hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Homestead man was cited Monday (May 14) after a crash that closed some lanes on I-75 for almost three hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Michael Davis, 41, of Tampa, who was on the fire truck, was taken to Florida Hospital Tampa with minor injuries.
Randy Hernandez-Santana, 4, of Homestead, was cited for careless driving.
The crash happened about 3:41 p.m. on northbound I-75 at mile marker 266.
Troopers said Hernandez-Santana was driving a 2000 Ford F250 north on I-75 in the center lane approaching Fletcher Avenue. He was behind a 2003 Hillsborough County fire truck that was in emergency mode with lights and siren that was responding to another crash in the area along the inside shoulder of the road.
As the fire truck crossed the lanes to get to the crash scene, troopers said Hernandez-Santana failed to yield and hit the rear of the fire truck.
Inside lanes on I-75 were closed until about 6:20 p.m.
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