Hillsborough, FL – Wrong-Way Crash on I-75 near State Rd 56 Leaves Injuries
Hillsborough, FL (November 19, 2023) – Early on Sunday, November 19th, a tragic wrong-way collision occurred on I-75 in Hillsborough County. A 21-year-old man from Wesley Chapel, driving a Lexus sedan, entered the southbound lanes, causing a head-on crash with a northbound Chevrolet pickup near State Road 56 around 3:42 a.m. Both drivers suffered serious injuries. The impact led the pickup to catch fire and later collide with a third car driven by a 36-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, near exit 275 for Land O’ Lakes. First responders were on the scene to assist. The Highway Patrol suspects the wrong-way driver was impaired. The identities of the injured individuals are undisclosed at this time. Ongoing investigations will determine potential criminal charges for the wrong-way driver.
Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragic accident, and we hope for a swift and full recovery for the injured parties.