Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Concrete Truck Overturns On I-75

Driver And Passenger - Serious Injuries In Dump Truck Turnover

FORT MYERS, FL. -- Jose L. Calvo, 57 of Cape Coral, Florida, driving a dump truck hauling dry concrete mix, was traveling northbound on I75 at the #143 mile marker at about 5:30 p.m. and for reasons unknown at this time, veered to the right and struck a guard rail located approximately 1/2 mile south of Bayshore Road.

As a result, the truck overturned onto its right side causing the dry concrete mix to be spilt onto I75. The driver was ejected from the vehicle. Both the driver and the passenger, Norberto Flores, 23 was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Northbound traffic was diverted off of Exit 141(Palm Beach Boulevard) while emergency crews attended to the scene. I75 Northbound remains was closed at #143 mm for scene cleanup for several hours.

An investigation continues, said the FHP.

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