Overturned semi and vehicle in the water on I-75 near Gibsonton Dr.

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Hillsborough County, FL – One person is dead after a crash between a tractor trailer and a car on Interstate 75 on Wednesday morning.

An ABC Liquors tractor trailer and a BMW were traveling southbound on I-75 approaching the Alafia River bridge. The two vehicles collided in low visibility conditions, causing the BMW to go off the inside shoulder of the bridge and into the Alafia River.  

The tractor trailer overturned onto the southbound lanes of I-75.  The BMW’s driver died at the scene, while the driver of the tractor trailer was transported to Tampa General Hospital with minor injures. 

A large portion of the 30,000 gallons of various types of alcoholic beverages spilled onto the highway.  Crews are working to clear the tractor trailer and its contents from the highway. 

Shortly after 8 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol opened the outside lanes of southbound traffic