Sarasota, Fla – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a possible suicide that occurred on Interstate 75SB
at Mile Marker 199 in Sarasota County on Tuesday. The Florida Highway Patrol received several calls advising that a blue in color Hyundai was driving erratically in the area of Mile Marker 200 on Interstate 75.
A State Trooper located a vehicle matching the description of the Hyundai at Mile Marker 199SB in the grassy
median facing south. As the Trooper exited his marked police vehicle, the driver of the blue Hyundai emerged
from the car with a pistol and apparently took his own life. No shots were exchanged between the Trooper and
the driver.
The Florida Highway Patrol Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence continues to work on this case
in conjunction with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information on this incident may contact
the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 or *FHP (*347) or Crime Stoppers at 941-366-8477.