Fla. crews transport 6 people from fiery multi-vehicle crash that left 1 dead

A tractor-trailer and several other vehicles were involved in the crash, which shut down part of Interstate 75 near Tampa


Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say one person has died and six more were hospitalized in a fiery 8-car crash that shut down part of an interstate.

News outlets report a tractor-trailer appeared to be burning on the side of Interstate 75 near Tampa on Wednesday night as emergency crews responded. Pasco Fire Rescue announced on Twitter that firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control. Department photos also showed multiple heavily damaged cars alongside the stretch of highway.

Pasco Fire Rescue posted photos on Twitter showing multiple heavily damaged cars alongside the stretch of highway. (Photo/Pasco Fire Rescue)
Pasco Fire Rescue posted photos on Twitter showing multiple heavily damaged cars alongside the stretch of highway. (Photo/Pasco Fire Rescue)

In addition to the fatality, the agency said six people were transported to a hospital and two others were checked out by emergency crews on scene. The Tampa Bay Times reports one patient was classified as a “trauma alert.” No one involved was identified by State Highway Patrol troopers. The agency is investigating.

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