Man killed, 3 others seriously injured in DUI crash on I-75, troopers say

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — A man was arrested after a deadly crash on Interstate 75 early Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Troopers said the crash happened around 2:45 a.m. near mile marker 323 in Sumter County.

A pickup truck towing a trailer was traveling southbound on I-75 in the center lane when a car collided with it.

Troopers said the crash caused the pickup to flip and hit a guardrail. It then traveled over the guardrail and overturned.

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The pickup truck driver, a 32-year-old man from Tennessee, died in the crash.

There were three other passengers in the pickup truck who suffered serious injuries, including another 32-year-old man, a 31-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy.

Troopers identified the man driving the car as John Henderson of Kissimmee.

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Troopers said they arrested Henderson on charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury and DUI property damage.

Henderson was taken to the Sumter County Jail.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.