Five Indiana residents were seriously injured after the vehicle they were riding in overturned on I-75 in Suwannee County after striking a guardrail Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Three of the five had to be flown to Shands Gainesville.
According to FHP, a 2005 Honda van, driven by Patricia M. Grogan, 50, was traveling north on I-75 shortly before 2:30, near mile marker 439, when it traveled into the outside emergency lane. Grogan then steered the van back to the outside travel lane. The van rotated counter clockwise and traveled northwest across the northbound lanes of the interstate and into the median where it struck a guardrail with its right front and overturned.
Grogan, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered only minor injuries and was treated at Shands Lake Shore in Lake City.
Five passengers in the van, Janne Grogan, 79; Traci Foster, 19; Thomas G. Foster, 20; Kailyn Meiszberg, 18, and Adam Kanczuzewski, 18, suffered serious injuries. Janne Grogan, Thomas Foster and Meiszberg were flown to Shands Gainesville for treatment while Traci Foster and Kanczuzewski were transported to Lake City Medical Center.
FHP reports that neither Meiszberg, Kanczuzewski or Traci Foster were wearing seatbelts.
Patricia Grogan was cited for careless driving.
All occupants are South Bend, Ind. residents.