Pedestrian Hit by Tractor-Trailer on I-75
She was walking in the center lane of southbound I-75 in Hillsborough County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A woman was seriously injured Tuesday (Aug. 29) when she was struck by a tractor-trailer while walking in I-75, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Michelle Lynn Collins, 38, of St. Petersburg, was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.
Troopers said the crash happened about 3:35 a.m. on southbound I-75 near the 272 milepost. The woman was walking in the center lane when she was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Gerald Davis, 47, of Quitman, GA. Troopers said it is unclear why she was walking in the lane. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.
The crash closed portions of I-75 until 8:30 a.m.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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