SARASOTA, FL. -- Timothy Gerald Gardner, 47 of Cape Coral died as a result of a crash at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning on I-75.
A 2005 Ford F-250 truck was southbound on I-75 in the left lane near the 174 mile marker. As it began to change to the right lane, Gardner lost control of the vehicle, veered to the right and began to rotate clock wise.
The pickup truck exited the roadway onto the west shoulder. Once on the shoulder, the front struck the guard rail and the vehicle continued traveling southbound on top of the guard rail. The collision with the guard rail caused the truck to overturn.
The driver was then completely ejected from the truck. It overturned one time and as it began to upright it started to roll forward, then entered the inside emergency lane causing the front to strike a concrete bridge rail.
The truck came to final rest in-between the inside emergency lane and left lane of I 75 facing east. The driver was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Gardner was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the FHP.