Two people died in a crash this weekend on Interstate-75 near Daniels Parkway when their car struck the back of a semi.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a Chevrolet Sonic hit the back of the semi about 4 a.m. on Saturday. The driver of the semi was not injured.

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When driving on the interstate or highways at such a high rate of speed, defensive driving is a must. Staying the proper distance from the vehicle in front of you, leaving room when passing vehicles and following the speed limit are all ways to help you safely reach your destination.

The National Safety Council offers interstate driving tips. They also provide defensive driving courses. In Florida, you can even be certified in defensive driving. Getting certified will not only keep you safer but it may save you money on your insurance or shave points off your license.

At Bernardo Injury Law, we are concerned about your safety. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or email us at