11 year anniversary of a deadly 20 vehicle pileup on I-75

It's been 11 years since a deadly 20 vehicle pile up on I-75 that left 11 dead and a dozen injured.
Published: Jan. 29, 2023 at 7:11 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - January 29th marks 11 years since a deadly pileup in Alachua County that killed 11 people.

On this day in 2012, a mix of fog and smoke from a nearby brush fire caused a pile-up on the stretch of I-75 in Payne’s Prairie.

More than a 20 vehicles crashed into each other.

11 people died and more than a dozen were hurt.

Responders say being close to Shands Hospital helped save some of the victims’ lives.

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