Published: Dec 26, 2012 5:08 PM EST

SARSOTA COUNTY, Fla.- A crash on southbound I-75 at mile marker 186 in Sarasota left traffic backed up for hours Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at 2:10 p.m. and involved a semi-truck.

The tractor-trailer was traveling south on I-75, when traffic slowed ahead of the truck for a previous fatality at mile marker 173. The driver of the truck said another vehicle cut him off. He says he then hit the brakes and attempted an evasive maneuver, but traveled off of the roadway and jack-knifed on the west shoulder of I-75.

The driver was not injured.