FHP identifies victims in I-75 crash


Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Steven Downing works the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near Northwest 39th Avenue in Gainesville Wednesday.

Erica Brough/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.

A Gainesville woman was among those injured in a Wednesday morning accident on Interstate 75 that blocked a section of the highway for a short time.

Tina Huynh, 21, was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in serious condition, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident happened about 10:52 a.m. on I-75 northbound a half-mile north of Newberry Road. Huynh was driving a 2006 Honda Accord south in an area of I-75 that does not have a guardrail separating the northbound and southbound lanes.

The report states Huynh lost control of the car, crossed the median and hit head-on a northbound 2006 Pontiac SUV driven by Kathleen Ware, 64, of Sulphur, La.

Kathleen Ware was taken to Shands in serious condition while her passenger, Jerry Ware, 66, was hospitalized with critical injuries, FHP reported.

The northbound lanes were shut down for about 30 minutes, FHP stated. The accident remains under investigation.

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