Updated:MARION COUNTY, Fla. —
The driver of a dump truck carrying limestone lost control on I-75 southbound at the 346 mile marker in Marion County Thursday morning, said Florida Highway Patrol.
The truck overturned and caught fire, spilling limestone across the roadway, according to a report.
The report said the driver of the vehicle was pulled from the wreckage by witnesses. The driver had severe burns and was taken to Shands Hospital by ambulance.
Traffic in both directions is blocked and backing up for miles, with only one lane open in northbound and southbound lanes.