|Published:||Jan 13, 2013 5:51 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 13, 2013 10:32 AM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 126 are back open after an early morning crash. FHP says just after 2 a.m. Sunday, five separate crashes involving six cars shut down the interstate.
The crashes involved six drivers and nine passengers. In total, eight people were taken to the hospital including two trauma alerts. One of them was a child that was air lifted to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
FHP said two people were also arrested for driving under the influence.
In the first crash, 23-year-old Andrew Rojas was driving his truck south on I-75, when he hit the back of an Expedition with 5 people inside. One of them, a 7-year-old boy, is in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Rojas was arrested and charged with driving under the influence with injuries and careless driving.
The Expedition was sitting idle in the middle of the interstate when another car, driven by 34-year-old Andres Hernandez-Dominguez came up and hit it.
He was also arrested and and charged with driving under the influence with injuries and careless driving.
Two more cars hit the Expedition, and another car crashed into the median while trying to avoid it.
The interstate opened back up around 9:45 a.m.