Breaking News Blog

Drivers hurt in Interstate 75 crash in Manatee

MANATEE — A Tampa man was cited for careless driving after rear-ending a car driven by a woman from the town of Lady Lake at 4:33 p.m. Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP reported 23-year-old Ian Alexander Leon was northbound on Interstate 75 approaching County Road 6 in the left lane.

A vehicle with a 71-year-old woman driver was stopped with other vehicles on I-75 when the Tampa man's vehicle struck her from behind.

FHP troopers said the woman’s vehicle was pushed into the right northbound lane of I-75 and the man’s vehicle veered left onto the median. The woman’s vehicle struck a cable barrier and came to rest on the median.

The Tampa driver and the victim suffered minor injuries, according to FHP.