Semi overturns on I-75 exit ramp

A semi truck that rolled over apparently when the driver was going to fast on the North bound exit ramp at the Alachua I-75 exit and turned the truck over, in Alachua, Saturday 15, 2013. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Published: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

A tractor-trailer overturned Saturday morning on an Interstate 75 exit ramp in Alachua, closing the ramp until the scene was cleared, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred about 6:05 a.m. on the northbound exit ramp at U.S. 441. Israel Rivera-Colon, 55, of Haines City, was driving a 2007 International tractor hauling a tanker when he failed to safely negotiate the curved ramp, FHP reported in a press release.

The tanker overturned, partially blocking the ramp and forcing it to be closed.

Rivera-Colon was taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. He was cited for careless driving, FHP reported.

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