Monday, September 17, 2012

LaBelle Man's Dump Truck Wrecks At I-75

Michael David Maness, 40 of LaBelle, Florida has been taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after a crash on State Road 80 in Fort Myers at I-75.

His 2005 dump truck was traveling westbound on State Rd 80 approaching the I-75 overpass. For unknown reasons, the dump bed was up. The bed struck a traffic control device on westbound SR 80 at the I75 interchange. 

The truck continued to travel westbound, the bed then struck a sign at the overpass of I-75, then overturned onto the left side, coming to final rest across the east and westbound lanes of SR80. 

The driver was charged with careless driving and faulty equipment. This crash is still under investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available. The dump truck had $20,000 in damage.

At 3:30 p.m. the westbound lanes of SR 80 (underneath the I75 overpass) remains closed, however one lane will remain open.

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