Interstate 75 in Monroe County blocked for head-on collision

A portion of Interstate 75 in Monroe County was blocked for about an hour Saturday after an 81-year-old driver mistakenly entered a northbound entrance ramp, believing he was traveling southbound, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the 1995 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup, John W. Joyner of Byron, struck a Honda Odyssey van head-on near mile marker 186 at about 3:50 p.m., according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Joyner, the driver of the van and two of the van’s passengers were taken to nearby medical facilities with non-life-threatening injuries. Joyner was charged with driving the wrong way on a one-way road, according to the release.