According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a multi-vehicle collision in Marion County that closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 resulted in three fatalities and two significant injuries.
As of Wednesday at 1:40 p.m., the northbound lanes were closed close to mile marker 337, according to the troopers. According to authorities, one northbound lane and all southbound lanes were available as of 5:15 p.m.
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According to a press release from the police, the collision occurred at about 1:10 p.m. on Interstate 75 between a sedan and a tractor-trailer towing a dump trailer.
According to the report, after the incident, the two cars entered the northbound lanes after driving past the center median guard rail.
A vehicle carrying a gooseneck trailer and an SUV both traveling north entered the northbound lanes after the initial collision, causing more collisions, according to troopers.
According to the announcement, both the SUV and tractor-trailer caught fire after stopping.
The media player below features a video from a News 6 viewer who captured the burning wreck. The video contains some explicit language, so be forewarned.
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The truck, SUV, and tractor-trailer drivers all passed away at the scene, according to FHP. According to authorities, the driver of the sedan and a passenger in the truck, who was 19 years old, were both seriously injured and sent to the hospital.
As of Wednesday night, the investigators claimed they were still trying to identify the tractor-driver. trailer’s
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