BROOKSVILLE – A 50-year-old woman is in critical condition after being involved in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on I-75 in Hernando, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Police reports state that the incident occurred at approximately 4:13 a.m., March 13, on the southbound lanes of I-75, near the 298.5 milepost south of State Road 50.

Reports state a sedan driven by a 33-year-old Fruitland Park man was traveling south on I-75 at a high rate of speed. A pickup truck driven by a 63-year-old man was also traveling southbound and ahead of the sedan. FHP troopers reported that the sedan overtook and collided with the rear of the pickup truck.

The impact caused both vehicles to be redirected to the center median and collide with the guardrail. Both vehicles then reportedly rotated back across the travel lanes and came to rest on the west shoulder.

The report states that the pickup truck overturned and the passenger, a 50-year-old woman, was ejected from the vehicle. Both occupants of the pickup truck were listed as residents of Jennings, Florida, which is near the Florida-Georgia border, between Tallahassee and Jacksonville.

Both drivers reported minor injuries.

The accident closed all southbound lanes of I-75 until 8:14 a.m., Saturday.

Troopers continue to investigate the incident and charges are pending.