1 dead, 3 injured in early morning crash on I-75

A trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol works the scene of a crash involving Walgreens tractor-trailer that crashed into trees just north of the Archer Road exit on Interstate 75 Tuesday.

Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people were injured early Tuesday morning when a tractor-trailer collided with a pickup on Interstate 75, according to a report.

A GMC 1500 driven by Ronald W. Sapp of Lake Butler was headed south on the highway in the center lane at 1:45 a.m. while a 2014 semi was headed south in the right lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At the Archer Road exit, the pickup pulled in front of the semi then abruptly stopped, according to the FHP. The semi, driven by James A. Gloss, 62, of Longwood, collided with the pickup.

The pickup overturned and landed on its left side facing west. The semi went off the highway and crashed into a group of trees.

Sapp was pronounced dead at the scene. His passengers, Kristopher Doski, 29, of Ormond Beach, and Michael P. Hammer, 52, of Lake City, were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with serious injuries.

Gloss also was hospitalized at Shands with serious injuries.

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