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Woman Dies in Wrong-Way Crash on I-75 Near Tampa

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 22, 2014
and last updated 2017-05-30 13:53:00-04

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A fatal, wrong-way crash has stopped traffic traveling southbound on Interstate 75.

The crash happened early Monday near Dade City in Pasco County.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old was driving north in the inside lane of I-75 around 4:35 a.m. Monday. She struck a tractor trailer hauling food and beverage products.

The woman was taken to Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, where she died.

The truck driver wasn't injured.

Southbound traffic on Interstate 75 is being diverted at Exit 293. Troopers say the road will remain closed for several hours while an investigation is complete.