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Re: Florida: The "Astana" of states.
« on: January 04, 2019, 12:59 »
January 4, 2018

7 killed, 8 injured in crash, explosion on Florida highway

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people and injured at least eight others, authorities said.

The wreck happened on southbound Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel, authorities said.

Emergency crews extinguished the fire and authorities said they were treating the crash as a homicide investigation, but didn’t say why.

There's still more to this tragedy. One of the vehicles was a van carrying children from a church group on their way to Disney World. Five of the seven people killed were those children. The other two deaths were the drivers of the tractor-trailers. One had collided with a car before careening across the barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes, causing the two big rigs to crash into one another. Just horrible.
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