6 killed after fiery crash, gas spill on Florida freeway

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two huge rigs and two passenger automobiles collided and spilled diesel gas throughout a Florida freeway Thursday, sparking a large hearth that killed six individuals, authorities mentioned.

The wreck occurred on Interstate 75 a couple of mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, close to Gainesville. The flames have been fed by about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel, authorities mentioned.

Eight different individuals have been taken to the hospital, some with important accidents, the Gainesville Solar reported.

Emergency crews extinguished the hearth and mentioned they have been treating the crash as a murder investigation.

The aftermath closed a part of the freeway in each instructions, inflicting large delays.

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The crash was within the northbound lanes, however southbound lanes have been closed to maintain a route open for first responders, in line with a tweet from the Alachua County Sherriff’s workplace, which mentioned the emergency “required all palms on deck.” Authorities warned of a prolonged closure.

Particles together with private property and car elements was scattered throughout the street, the Florida Freeway Patrol mentioned.

A helicopter arrived to seek for any victims who might have been in close by woods when the crash occurred.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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