Southbound I-75 reopens after crash near mile marker 163

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Southbound Interstate 75 is back open after a crash near mile marker 163, the Charlotte County Traffic Incident Management department said.

The road was briefly closed about a mile south of the exit for U.S. 17. The southbound on-ramp from U.S. 17 to the interstate has also reopened.

The wreck took place at about 3:30 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. A helicopter to take victims to a hospital landed by the interstate, the Traffic Incident Management department said.

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