GAINESVILLE, Fla. | 6 killed after fiery crash, fuel spill on Florida highway

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Jan 03, 2019—Six people died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on a Florida interstate Thursday afternoon, highway officials said.

Two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicles were involved in the wreck on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The fire was ignited after about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel spilled onto the highway, authorities said.

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