As the cars and semi trucks entered this area, they started crashing, with the aftermath being the aforementioned dark statistics. It all took place around 3:45 am local time on both sides of the I-75. Many vehicles caught fire, with the situation escalating rapidly.
The poor visibility not only caused the accidents, but also made the rescue crews’ work almost impossible, as it was extremely difficult for them to locate the victims. The authorities are still investigating the matter, with the main focus points being the nature of the fire (like we said, this is believed to have been set intentionally) and the decision to reopen the interstate.
We’ll remind you that multiple similar crashes took place in various parts of the world in the last few months, raising important questions on highway travel.
Via: MSNBC and Wesh (video)