Three crashes on northbound I-75 in Manatee County back up traffic for miles

Three separate traffic accidents in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are causing traffic to be backed up for miles.

The first crash, a rollover just north of State Road 64, was reported around 12:45 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The left lane remains blocked, although initially two lanes were blocked.

Further north at mile marker 222, another crash was reported at 3:36 p.m.

Down south, at mile marker 219 between State Roads 64 and 70, a crash reported at 12:26 p.m. still has the right lane blocked.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

No other information was immediately available regarding the details of the crash.

This is a developing story.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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Jessica De Leon has been covering crime, courts and law enforcement for the Bradenton Herald since 2013. She has won numerous awards for her coverage including the Florida Press Club’s Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting in 2016 for her coverage into the death of 11-year-old Janiya Thomas.