At approximately 9:41am on Monday, Troopers from the Monroe Post were dispatched to a two vehicle injury crash on the northbound I-75 Freeway near Laplaisance Road.
Upon arrival, Troopers determined that a Toyota minivan occupied by a 25- year-old female and her two-year-old son were traveling north on the I-75 Freeway. The minivan struck the rear end of a commercial box truck that was slowing down, due to traffic congestion caused by freeway construction. The driver of the minivan was trapped inside of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver’s two-year-old son was safely removed from the minivan and sustained minor injuries from the crash. The driver of the commercial box truck did not sustain any injuries from the crash.
Distracted driving is being investigated as a factor in the crash. Anyone having information about the incident is asked to contact Trooper Owen Hall of the Monroe Post.