9 cars totaled after carrier overturns on I-75 in Sarasota

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Nine brand new Toyotas were totaled after a car carrier overturned in the southbound lanes of I-75 near Clark Road.

Around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning, the semi was traveling in the center lane and drifted to the right lane, then left across all lanes and entered the grassy median.  As the semi came onto the median, it overturned on its right side, blocking all southbound lanes.

The driver sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to a Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  Highway officials said he may have had a medical episode.

The incident remains under investigation.

All lanes are still closed and motorists have been advised to seek alternate routes at this time.

No further details are available at this time.

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