A Jacksonville teenager trying to avoid a wrong-way driver Saturday afternoon crashed into a wooden post alongside Interstate 75 in North Port, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers were looking for the wrong-way driver, said to be a man in a light blue four-door sedan, according to a news release issued late Saturday afternoon.
At 4:10 p.m. Saturday, the 17-year-old girl was driving a 2008 Volkswagon Beetle heading north in the left lane of I-75 near mile marker 177 when she approached another car heading north in the same lane, the release states.
In an effort to avoid the wrong-way driver, the teen veered off to the right, ending up on the shoulder of the highway and the right side of the car crashed into a wooden post.
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The wrong-way driver was last seen still heading south in the northbound lanes.