Bradenton man critically hurt in rollover crash

VENICE — A 58-year-old Bradenton man was critically injured about 8 a.m. Monday when a tire on his 1999 Ford F350 pickup blew out and the vehicle flipped multiple times on Interstate 75.

The man was traveling south on I-75 near the Jacaranda Boulevard, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The injured man was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton with critical injuries, the report shows.

Three passengers, all of Sarasota, were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. A fourth passenger, an Alva resident, was not hurt.

The wreck partially closed the highway while officials cleared the scene.