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Teen was among last three victims identified in deadly I-75 pileup

Authorities identified the remaining three people killed in the horrific crash along Interstate 75 that claimed the lives of 11 people early Sunday.

Michael James Hughes, 39, Lori Lynne Brock-Hughes, 46, and Sabryna Dawn Louise Hughes-Gilley, 17, all from Pensacola, were found inside a Dodge pickup that was badly crushed and burned in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It took investigators nearly three days before they were able to determine that three people, not two, were inside the vehicle.

Eleven people died and about 20 were hospitalized after a series of wrecks on I-75 south of Gainesville that officials blamed on fog and smoke from a nearby prairie fire that reduced visibility to zero. Nearly two dozen vehicles were involved.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has launched an investigation, including the decision to open the road shortly before the crash. For three hours early Sunday, FHP troopers shut down the stretch of road because fog and smoke had made it too dangerous to drive.

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified all of the victims killed in the I-75 crash. Their names are:

Jason Lee Raikes, 25

Christie Nguyen, 27

Michael James Hughes, 39

Lori Lynne Brock-Hughes, 46

Sabryna Dawn Louise Hughes-Gilley, 17

Vontavia Kiara Robinson, 22

Roselia DeSilva, 41,

Edson Carmo, 38

Jose Carmo Jr., 43

Adrianna Carmo, 39

Leticia Carmo, 17

Teen was among last three victims identified in deadly I-75 pileup 02/03/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 3, 2012 3:56pm]
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