At least three people were killed in five separate crashes on a foggy stretch of a Florida highway with zero visibility early Thursday, authorities said.
Multiple wrecks involving at least 17 vehicles, including semi-trucks, shut down the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 in Volusia County after troopers responded to Edgewater at about 1:30 a.m., WFTV reported.
MAJOR CRASH – Edgewater@VolusiaSheriff requesting #BCSO in shutting down NB & SB 95 after a major crash Volusia county fire department says it is a 25-car pile up with active explosions, entrapments & unknown number dead pic.twitter.com/lISo8oB1Qa
— Titusville Crime (@TitusvilleCrime) March 3, 2022
Three people died in the wrecks and several others, including children, were rushed to hospitals, according to the station, citing Florida Highway Patrol officials.
A Jeep Wrangler and a semi-truck were involved in one of the southbound collisions and both drivers died from their injuries, WFTV reported.