Other notable highway tragedies
Published: Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:13 p.m.
October 2011: Four Georgia residents, including two children, are killed on Interstate 75 in Marion County when a sport utility vehicle overturns.
September 2010: A teenage driver's car hydroplanes during a torrential rainstorm on I-75 in Alachua County and sets off a chain reaction of accidents involving 15 vehicles, leaving 26 people injured.
July 2010: Three accidents occur nearly simultaneously on I-75 in Marion County involving eight vehicles, one of which was transporting nine cars. Three people injured.
August 2009: Five members of an Orlando family are seriously injured after a blown tire caused their car to overturn on I-75 north of High Springs.
March 2009: Two semitrailer trucks, a van and six other passenger vehicles are involved in a series of crashes on I-75 in Gainesville. Five people are injured.
February 2009: Two women are killed in a 10-vehicle crash on I-75 in Marion County.
October 2008: Two people are killed in fatal crashes on I-75 in Alachua County just minutes apart. The wrecks involve a total of seven vehicles.
September 2008: A 13-year-old girl is killed when a bus carrying North Marion Middle and High school students stops on U.S. 301 to make a drop-off and a semitrailer truck careened into the rear of the bus.
January 2008: Four people are killed and 38 are injured in a series of crashes on Interstate 4 between Orlando and Tampa. More than 70 vehicles are involved in the crashes attributed to heavy fog and smoke.
October 2007: Two fiery wrecks on I-75 in Alachua County claim two lives and injure more than a dozen after a series of collisions.
January 2006: Seven children are killed when a semitrailer truck headed south on State Road 121 three miles south of Lake Butler hits a car carrying the children and knocks it into a Union County school bus.
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