Port Charlotte, Fl. -- A passenger is dead of injuries after a rollover crash on I-75 Monday at 8:19 P.M.
A 2006 Ford Escape was traveling south on I-75 just south of the 154 mile marker in Charlotte county in the right travel lane and attempted to change lanes into the left travel lane and was nearly struck by an unknown vehicle that was also traveling south in the left travel lane.
Driver, Frank A. Zaccone, 48 of Deerfield Beach lost control and veered to the east onto the median. The vehicle overturned and came to final rest upright in the median, facing in a northwesterly direction.
Mr. Zaccone was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital via Medstar helicopter in serious condition.
Passenger Judy A. Hanna, 51 was transported to Charlotte Regional Medical Center by Charlotte County EMS. She was pronounced deceased at Charlotte Regional Medical Center at 9:39 p.m. by emergency room staff.
FHP Trooper Luis Navarro said a blood alcohol test is pending on the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt.