Columbia County, FL (September 18, 2019) - The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal crash in Columbia County on Tuesday, September 17th. Authorities responded to the accident in the southbound lanes of I-75.
According to troopers, two semi-trucks and a car were involved in the crash. At least one of the vehicles erupted in flames at the crash scene. According to Lt. Patrick Riordan with the FHP, one person died in the crash. The identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the accident have not been released at this time. The crash caused the southbound lanes and one northbound lane to be shut down while authorities investigated at the scene.
No further information has been released at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim in this fatal I-75 crash in Columbia County.
Unfortunately, fatal car accidents are reported every day in Florida. In fact, a fatal crash takes place about once every three hours. Busy roadways are a common place for serious and fatal accidents to occur. Police will continue to investigate this crash in order to determine how it took place and which driver is to be held responsible.
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