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 Fluecks 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 drivers 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.