VENICE (FOX 13) - Southbound I-75 was shut down in Sarasota County near the River Road exit following a fatal crash involving two semi-trucks.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, which was first reported at 5:19 a.m. Tuesday.
According to troopers, the crash involved a truck transporting ice cream and another transporting beer.
One person has died, per FHP.
One lane reopened to southbound traffic of I-75 shortly after 10 a.m. Drivers should avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
Northbound lanes remain open.
Stay with FOX 13 for updates.
Involved semi transporting ice cream the other truck is transporting beer. Plz travel safely, two eyes on road mind on driving! pic.twitter.com/Zs9bCyHRo2— Lt. Gregory Bueno (@FHPTrooper_SWFL) April 4, 2017