Man, 81, dies in Interstate 75 crash in Manatee

April 18, 2013 

MANATEE — The Florida Highway Partrol reported 81-year-old Kasper Flueck of North Port was fatally injured in a car accident at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday while northbound on Interstate 75 near University Parkway.

Deputies report Flueck’s 2002 Mercury Mountaineer was towing a tandem axle box trailer when he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. The left front of his trailer struck the driver’s side of the car, deputies reported.

A passenger, a 70-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries, according to FHP.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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