Victims of fatal I-75N accident in Monroe County identified

Two killed in multi-vehicle accident on I-75N

The two people killed Sunday afternoon in a four-car accident on I-75N near Rumble Road have been identified.

Sgt. Lawson Bittick with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the female driver going northbound was 46-year-old Cheryl Cook from Vestavia, Ala.

The southbound driver that hit Cook was 31-year-old Michael Schmitt from Riverview, FL.

Bittick said Sunday the accident happened when Schmitt swerved and went into the median, struck the guardrail, and flew into three cars on I-75N near exit 180, or Rumble Road.

The road was blocked for several hours.

It is still unknown how many people were injured in total.

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