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I-75 crash kills North Port man

I-75 crash kills North Port man

By Associated Press. CREATED Apr 18, 2013

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - A crash on I-75 just  north of University Parkway in Manatee County Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of a 81-year-old North Port man.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Kasper Flueck was driving in the center lane northbound in a Mercury Mountaineer pulled a tandem axle box trailer.  The trailer started swaying side to side causing the vehicle to jacknife and overturn slide across the left lane and into the median emergency lane.

Flueck was killed in the crash.  His 70-year-old wife Rosetta survived suffering only minor injuries.