Woman seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-75

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 28, 2017

HAMILTON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Two people were airlifted to the hospital following a crash this morning on Interstate 75 in Hamilton County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday on I-75 southbound near mile marker 469.

The crash report states that a driver in a Hyundai Accent struck the back of a Buick Le Sabre, causing it to spin and collide with a semi-truck that was merging onto the interstate.

The semi-truck began to jackknife, pushing the Buick off of the roadway and coming to a rest across all southbound travel lanes.

A driver in a fourth vehicle, a Ford Escape, swerved in an attempt to avoid the crash but struck the semi-truck's trailer.

The passenger in the Ford, 77-year-old Joann Fignar, was airlifted to Shands Hospital with serious injuries. The driver, 79-year-old Stephen Fignar, was also airlifted with minor injuries.

FHP says the Fignars are from Otsego, Minnesota.

No other injuries were reported.

Troopers say the driver of the Hyundai was cited for careless driving.

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