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According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a dump truck driven by Bradford D. Lambert, 58, of Venice, blew a tire at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday while northbound on I-75 near mile marker 200. The vehicle overturned, spilling its load of gravel and tying up traffic for hours for cleanup and repairs to the road. Lambert was not hurt.
NOKOMIS — Two lanes of northbound Interstate 75 near the 200 mile marker were expected to remain closed through this morning due to road damage from an overturned gravel truck on Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
According to an FHP report, shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, Bradford D. Lambert, 58, of Venice, was driving a dump truck with a full load of gravel north on I-75, north of State Road 681 in the outside lane. Lambert told troopers that his front right tire blew out, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
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