Florida Crash: First I-75 Pileup Report Released; 10 Dead, 21 Injured

 @LauraMatt
on January 30 2012 11:04 AM

The first crash report providing details of the horrific crash in Florida, which caused a pileup on Interstate 75 early Sunday, has been released, according to The Gainesville Sun.

The report, which the Florida Highway Patrol released on Monday morning, is said to be the first of several that will detail what took place that morning of the accident, which has killed 10 people and left at least 21 injured, according to The Gainesville Sun. No charges have been filed.

Florida authorities are still trying to determine the cause of a pileup on Interstate 75 south of Gainesville. Reports are that a long line of cars and trucks collided one after another on a dark highway that was covered in haze and smoke. The cover reportedly decreased drivers' visibility.

Steven R. Camps told The Associated Press that he and friends were driving home before dawn that day drawn into the wreck.

You could hear cars hitting each other. People were crying. People were screaming. It was crazy, Camps, a Gainesville man said. If I could give you an idea of what it looked like, I would say it looked like the end of the world.

The Gainesville Sun reported that Trooper M.J. Todd wrote in the report that three vehicles were involved in the crash at 11:55 p.m. Saturday. There was a 2012 Freightliner semi being driven by Myron P. Allen, 59, of Tennessee; a 2000 Toyota SUV being driven by Andrew R. Kusel, 20, of Port St. Lucie; and a 2002 Lexus SUV being driven by Tramel S. Moss, 32, of Gainesville. Moss had one passenger, Willee Moss, 59, who is also of Gainesville.

Willee Moss was the only person injured and was taken to Shands at the University of Florida in serious condition, according to the report.

The Gainesville Sun also reported that Todd state in that all three vehicles were headed north in the center lane of I-75 when the crash happened two miles south of the Williston Road exit.

There was heavy smoke in the area, causing low visibility, Todd wrote in the report, according to The Gainesville Sun.

Read more about Todd's account of the accident on The Gainesville Sun's Web site.  

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