Original Article: https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2021/08/28/one-killed-in-back-to-back-crashes-on-i-75-near-punta-gorda/

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are investigating two crashes on I-75 near mile marker 164, around North Jones Loop Road.

A witness at the scene said a car was hit by a truck, causing a wreck and setting the car on fire. The car then got turned around on the highway, causing the second crash with a semi-truck.

One person was killed in the crash, according to FHP officials. The identity of the person is unknown at this time.

Southbound traffic is being diverted towards US 17 and Duncan Road. Expect traffic delays while officials respond to the scene.