MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for help from the public as they continue investigating a fiery crash that killed three people in Marion County on Wednesday.
According to troopers, a Subaru and a tractor-trailer were heading south on Interstate 75 near State Road 44 just before 2 p.m.
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FHP said for some reason, the car and the tractor-trailer came into contact with each other, sending both vehicles through a guardrail and into the northbound lanes of the interstate.
A pickup truck hauling a trailer and an SUV traveling northbound then slammed into the car and the tractor-trailer and burst into flames.
FHP said the driver of the pickup, SUV, and tractor-trailer were all killed in the crash.
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The driver of the Subaru was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
I-75 was shut down for several hours as emergency crews and troopers worked to clear the crash.
Troopers have released the identities of the victims of the crash and said they are seeking additional information from the public about the crash.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at *FHP (*347).
See a map of the crash scene below:
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