A Ruskin woman has died in a crash that happened on I-75 Friday morning.

Ruskin Woman Killed When Natural Gas Tank Goes Airborne And Into Car On I-75

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Ruskin woman has died in a crash that happened on I-75 Friday morning.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on I-75 in the outside lane when it collided with another truck that was stopped near Exit 256.

Troopers say the impact caused the natural gas tanks of the tractor-trailer to separate and become
airborne.

According to investigators the gas tanks then fell onto a Buick Enclave, which was traveling northbound on I-75 in the center lane, causing fatal injuries to a passenger traveling in the vehicle, a 49-year-old Ruskin woman.

The trailer of the second truck, loaded with cotton clothing products, caught fire until extinguished by fire rescue personnel.

The driver of the Buick, a 22-year-old Ruskin man, and passengers ages 10 and 4, all suffered minor injuries.

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