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Cape truck driver involved in fatal accident on I-75

By Staff | Dec 16, 2014

A Cape Coral motorist struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County.

At 3:17 a.m. Sunday, Brett Alan Reynolds, 50, was headed northb on I-75 in the right lane in a Mack Vision semitrailer. As he approached the exit ramp for Bee Ridge Road, Jacob R. Rozell, 19, of Hendersonville, Tenn., left the east grass shoulder of the highway and ran westbound onto 75.

Rozell ran into the right northbound lane, directly into the path of the semitrailer, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The front of the truck hit Rozzell, and he came to a rest on the east shoulder. Reynolds maneuvered the semitrailer into a controlled stop facing northbound on the east shoulder.

Reynolds was not injured in the accident.

The FHP reported that Rozell sustained fatal injuries.