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The NTSB has put out a preliminary report on a fiery Jan. 2019 crash on Interstate-75 that killed five children and two truck drivers.
Alachua County Fire Rescue

It appears three children were wearing seatbelts when they were ejected from a church van in a fiery, Jan. 3 crash that killed seven people on Interstate 75, according to a report released Wednesday.

Alachua County Fire Rescue

Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday.

7 Killed In Crash, Explosion On I-75

Jan 3, 2019
The NTSB has put out a preliminary report on a fiery Jan. 2019 crash on Interstate-75 that killed five children and two truck drivers.
Alachua County Fire Rescue

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.

Courtesy WFTV

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement today released its report on the deadly January accidents on I-75 in Alachua County. 

The FDLE found no criminal intent in decisions made by the Florida Highway Patrol or other government agencies.  At the time of the accidents, there was dense fog on the road and smoke from controlled burns at nearby Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.  And the wrecks happened in north and southbound lanes on a low-lying stretch of I-75.  Eleven people died and nearly two dozen were hurt.