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Sumter County I-75 fatal crash slows traffic, Tractor trailer driver dies

11:05 AM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
Authorities reopened some of the lanes that closed when a tractor trailer crashed near Oxford in Sumter County early Saturday morning. Sumter Co Fire Rescue
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OXFORD, Fla. - Authorities reopened some of the lanes that closed when a tractor trailer crashed near Oxford in Sumter County early Saturday morning.

The driver of the big rig was killed in the crash. The tractor trailer was the only vehicle involved, authorities said.

Sumter County Fire Rescue crews had to pull the driver's body from the wreckage.

As of 11:25 a.m., one lane was closed in each direction as Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigated the crash. Crews are still working to clear the wreckage from the scene.

Sumter County Fire Rescue Chief Leland Greek told WESH 2 News that there was no fire and no hazardous materials involved in the crash.

Motorists in the area were advised to be alert for traffic backups near the crash and for the possibility of additional lane closures while large wreckers work the scene.

WESH-TV

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