SARASOTA, FL – A driver and passenger died when a food truck lost its front tire and crashed along the interstate in Sarasota County on Tuesday morning, reports 10 Tampa Bay.
Police say the incident happened before 9:30 a.m. on the southbound side of I-75 near Fruitville Road.
The preliminary investigation suggests that a southbound food truck flipped in the median after losing its right front tire on I-75. The truck then ignited, and two people became entrapped inside the vehicle.
Both occupants of the truck died at the scene of the accident. Authorities are requesting help from the public with identifying the victims.
The accident remains under investigation.
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