Three Killed in Crash on I-75
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A deadly crash on Interstate 75 killed three and left two others in critical condition Saturday night.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responding say calls came in just after 8 p.m.
The crash at mile marker 387 in Gainesville just North of Newberry Road shut down all lanes of traffic on I-75 Southbound for more than three hours.
Florida Highway Patrol officials say the crash involved 2 vehicles. One, a white pickup truck was separated into two pieces from the crash; the other car, a silver Toyota sedan was so damaged first responders had to remove the roof to reach passengers. Three people were confirmed dead on scene with two others in "extremely critical condition" according to FHP Spokesperson Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace.
Traffic on I-75 traveling South was diverted by Alachua County Sheriff's deputies and Gainesville Police officers off of the interstate at Exit 390.
FHP is still investigating the scene and has not determined what caused the crash. The victim's names have not yet been released.
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