One killed when car plunges over bridge

One person was killed when a car crashed over a bridge along I-75 in Gibsonton.

It began when a car and truck collided along the southbound lanes just before 3 A.M. The car went over the bridge into the Alafia River. The one person inside that car was killed. The truck driver was brought to the hospital and is expected to survive. Investigators have not released the names of either driver.

The truck involved in the crash overturned, spilling fuel. Crews closed I-75 southbound at U.S. 301 to clean up the scene and investigate. Traffic was detoured along U.S. 301 and U.S. 41.