Portion of I-75 reopens following 5-vehicle crash in Charlotte County

Photo via Charlotte County Fire & EMS

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 have reopened following a five-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened around 5:17 a.m. at mile marker 151, according to a Charlotte County Fire and Emergency Medical Services official. A tractor trailer and an overturned utility trailer were among the vehicles involved.

The crash closed the northbound lanes, but all lanes reopened just around 9:10 a.m., according to the FHP.

Two people were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in stable condition, and one person was taken to Bayfront Health Punta Gorda in stable condition, a Charlotte County Fire and EMS official said.

The circumstances leading up to the crash are unclear.

No further information was immediately available.

Writer:Rachel Ravina