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11th body found in pickup truck days after deadly I-75 crashes

Days after one of the deadliest crashes in Florida history, the body of an eleventh person was discovered in a pickup truck Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Alachua County medical Examiner's Office found the unidentified body inside a Dodge pickup truck that officials originally believed only contained two people.

Those two have not yet been identified due to severe burns.

According to the FHP, the Dodge crashed into a tractor trailer on the southbound side of I-75 early Sunday, as visibility dropped suddenly due to fog and smoke cover.

Nearly two dozen vehicles were involved in the deadly pileup, including six semitrailer trucks.

Meanwhile, the Medical Examiner's Office identified Vontavia Kiara Robinson, 22, of Williston as one of the victims Tuesday.

At the time of the crash, she was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix south on I-75 with a passenger, who has not yet been identified.

Multiple investigations have been launched to evaluate the FHP's decision to reopen the road at 3:26 a.m. Sunday, about half an hour before the pileup that sent about 20 people to the hospital.

11th body found in pickup truck days after deadly I-75 crashes 02/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:16am]
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