Crash with serious injuries shuts down I-75 in Sarasota County

A crash involving serious injuries shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at Laurel Road in Sarasota County on Wednesday.

Florida 511 reported the accident at 4:04 p.m.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is on scene and reports were that the crash involved two vehicles, and a trauma alert was required for at least one person involved. One of the vehicles, a white SUV, was on the other side of a road barrier in the median with significant front-end damage. The other car, a silver sedan, was wedged under an overpass.

Emergency vehicles blocked all lanes of I-75 South for about an hour, and all southbound traffic was directed off the interstate at Laurel Road Exit 195.

Shortly after 5 p.m., one southbound lane was reopened, but traffic was still being diverted off the interstate, according to Sarasota-Manatee Regional Traffic Management Center.

As of 6:43 p.m., all lanes of I-75 South were reopened.