MANATEE— A 42-year-old Wesley Chapel woman died about 11:29 a.m. Sunday in a single-car accident when she swerved to avoid a tire on Interstate 75 near County Road 6, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
When the driver, identified as Lizza Blunt, over-corrected, she lost control of the 2001 Ford SUV. The vehicle overturned into the median of the highway, coming to rest upright.
A 27-year-old passenger in the SUV suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center.