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Three dead in fiery 17 vehicle pileup on Florida interstate


Multiple people lost their lives Thursday morning in a major pileup crash involving several semi trucks on I-95 in Florida.

The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. during foggy/smoky conditions on I-95 in Edgewater, Florida.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, approximately 17 vehicles, including several semi trucks, were involved in crashes on both directions of I-95 near mile marker 244.

Four separate crashes involving 11 vehicles occurred on northbound I-95, resulting in the death of one person.

One crash occurred on southbound I-95 involving six vehicles, resulting in the death of two people.

Multiple people, including at least one child, were injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol says that “zero visibility” conditions caused by fog and smoke from a controlled burn were major contributing factors in the fatal crashes, according to WESH. The outlet reports that state police were not notified of a controlled burn and were not on scene to monitor traffic.

Volusia County was under a dense fog warning through the Thursday morning rush hour.

Volusia County Sheriff Michael J. Chitwood tweeted that “Traffic is shut down from MM 249 (SR-44) to MM 231 (SR-5A) and will be for some time. Please avoid these areas.”


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