NORTH PORT — A tractor-trailer jack-knifed on Interstate 75 Wednesday afternoon, slowing southbound traffic for hours. No one was hurt.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, around 2:10 p.m., Rigoberto Gonzalez, 55, of Hialeah, Fla., was traveling south on I-75 between the River Road and Sumter Boulevard exits in the right travel lane. Traffic in front of his semi was slowing for a previous fatality at mile marker 173. At mile marker 186, Gonzalez said, another southbound vehicle cut him off. He applied the tractor-trailer’s air brakes and attempted an evasive maneuver. The semi veered off the interstate and jack-knifed on the west should of I-75, the report shows. Gonzalez was wearing a seat belt. No charges are pending.
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