Dump truck strikes I-75 overpass, shutting down lanes for 13 hours

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 5:10 PM EDT

Northbound Interstate 75 was shut down for almost 13 hours after the top of a dump truck struck an overpass early Wednesday morning.

  • FHP: Dump truck with raised bed tried to go under I-75 overpass
  • Truck's bed struck side of CR 514 in Sumter County
  • NB lanes of I-75 closed for nearly 13 hours

The crash happened just after 4 a.m. on I-75 at the County Road 514 overpass in Sumter County.

The northbound lanes reopened to traffic at about 4:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to troopers, the 2007 Mack 700 dump truck was northbound in the center lane with the dump bed raised when it struck the overpass.

Road inspectors also closed C.R. 514 for a while to assess the structural integrity of both roadways.

The driver of the dump truck, Robert Givens, 60 of Wildwood was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center in serious condition, troopers said.