Tesla driver, passenger killed after crashing into back of semi-truck off I-75

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A driver and their passenger were killed when the Tesla car they were traveling in crashed into the back of a semi-truck just o...

July 8, 2022
7:26 AM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A driver and their passenger were killed when the Tesla car they were traveling in crashed into the back of a semi-truck just off Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Paynes Prairie rest area, a crash report reads. Troopers say the semi-truck, driven by a 58-year-old man from Ruskin, Florida, was parked in the southbound rest area parking lot. The Tesla entered the lot and somehow crashed into the back of the semi.