I-75 reopen in Hillsborough County after serious accident

(Source: Florida Highway Patrol)

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A portion of Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County has reopened after a serious crash Thursday evening.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Eric Ortiz, 36, of Lakeland, was traveling northbound on I-75 north of Fletcher Avenue when, for unknown reasons, he left the road and went onto the shoulder.

In the median, Ortiz collided with several small trees and overturned the car.

Both Ortiz and his wife were taken to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.

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