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
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.