FHP Details First of Two I-75 Pileups

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says seven people died and at least 16 people were injured after 10 vehicles crashed in the first of two pileups along a fog- and smoke-shrouded section of Interstate 75 near Gainesville.

Authorities released late Monday night details of the early Sunday wreck along the northbound lanes of I-75 that killed a Virginia man and five members of a church group from suburban Atlanta.

The highway patrol says 26-year-old Jason Lee Raikes of Richmond, Va., was killed in the 4 a.m. crash. They say Edson Carmo, 38; Roselia DeSilva, 41; Jose Carmo Jr., 43; Adrianna Carmo, 39; and Leticia Carmo, 17, all of Kennesaw, Ga., were killed.

Authorities did not immediately provide the identity of the seventh crash fatality.

Source: Associated Press

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