Wreck claims life on interstate

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By Bob Reichman

A Colorado man died Sunday afternoon as the result of a wreck on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.
John R. Hazlett, 73, Centennial, Colo., was driving a 2006 Motorcoach motor home south on I-75 when he lost control of the vehicle after losing pressure in the right front tire, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
The vehicle traveled onto the west outside shoulder of the road and continued until it collided with a tree, according to the report. The accident happened about 3:41 p.m. at the 310.5 milepost.
Hazlett received fatal injuries and died at the scene, the report states.
A passenger in the vehicle, Bonnie Rae, Hazlett, 71, Centennial, Colo., was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital, according to the report.
The crash remains under investigation.