Rain contributes to 11 crashes on I-75 in Sumter County

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Rain and wet roads played in a role Sunday in a series of crashes on I-75 in Sumter County that had the northbound side of the highway shut down for about two hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.



Troopers began arriving on the scene at 2:30 p.m. and eventually identified 11 crashes totaling 27 vehicles. Seven occupants with minor injuries were taken to area hospitals, including Leesburg Regional and Sumter Medical.
The northbound lanes of I-75 were reopened just after 4:30 p.m.


The FHP is urging drivers - many of whom are college students returning from spring break - to use caution on the highways by reducing speed, increasing following distance and using wipers and headlights.


Rain contributes to 11 crashes on I-75 in Sumter County; no major injuries reported
 
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