All northbound traffic on Interstate 75 in North Port has been shut down because of a fatal crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
At 9:23 p.m. Friday, a crash at mile marker 181, just north of the Toledo Blade Boulevard exit, in the northbound lanes of I-75 was reported, according to the FHP website. There has been at least one fatality, according to a news release.
The crash is also reported to be a rollover with entrapment.
Northbound traffic is being diverted off I-75 at exit 179 (Toledo Blade Boulevard). Troopers are predicting it will take several hours to clear the crash, so drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.
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North Port Police is assisting FHP with the crash.