11th victim found days after deadly crash on Florida highway

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Feb 01, 2012 10:39 AM
11th victim found days after deadly crash on Florida highway

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Another victim has been found in the mangled wreckage from Sunday's deadly pileup on Interstate 75, bringing the death toll to 11, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.

The Highway Patrol says the Alachua County Medical Examiner's Office determined Tuesday that a third victim was inside a Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a tractor-trailer as it traveled south early Sunday. The driver and another passenger in that vehicle have still not been identified.

A dozen cars, six tractor-trailers and a motor home collided early Sunday shortly after authorities reopened I-75. It had been closed for more than three hours because of poor visibility from fog and smoke from a fire. At least 18 people were sent to the hospital.