I-75 crash leaves Sarasota man dead

MANATEE — A Sarasota man died Thursday morning after his vehicle overturned off Interstate 75 north of the Kay Road overpass, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Michael Eugene Romano, 59, was traveling northbound in the center lane just before 10:30 a.m. when his 2001 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle veered left into the grass median, then back across northbound lanes before overturning and coming to rest upright, facing west on the east shoulder, a media release stated.

According to the release, Romano was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.