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Crash involving semi truck leaves boat on Interstate 75

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Interstate 75 in Sarasota County was down to one lane after a crash involving a semi truck and a truck towing a boat Thursday morning.

A semi truck overturned off the highway and a boat was blocking lanes of traffic after the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers reported the crash on I-75 south near mile marker 205 occurred around 9:30 a.m.

By 11:30 a.m., all lanes were open.

The semi truck was being driven south in the center lane of I-75 when the driver tried to move into the right lane, where a Ford truck pulling the boat was driving, according to FHP.

The semi’s trailer struck the left side of the Ford, dislodging the boat from the truck and trailer towing it.

The boat landed in the southbound lanes of I-75, blocking the center and right lanes, according to FHP.

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Sarasota County Emergency Services Facebook

The semi veered off into the grassy shoulder of the interstate, where it overturned and landed on it’s roof.

The 30-year-old man driving the semi was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The Ford truck stopped in a paved emergency lane. The driver, a 55-year-old Sarasota man, and his passenger, a 59-year-old Sarasota woman, were not injured.

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Sarasota County Fire Department

A dog was rescued from the semi.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending its completion.

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