GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Five people are dead after a fiery crash in Florida.
Gainesville Fire Rescue reports it responded to a two-car crash at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. One of the vehicles caught fire and the flames spread to the second vehicle.
Firefighters worked to remove the cars’ occupants while others put out the fire.
Five occupants died at the scene while a sixth was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The identities of the victims weren’t immediately released. Florida Highway Patrol is investigation the cause of the crash.
🔺TRAFFIC ALERT: There is a serious traffic crash at the intersection of Blanding Blvd and State Road 16. This intersection will be closed as Florida Highway Patrol is on scene working the incident.
— Clay County Sheriff’s Office, FL (@ccsofl) August 31, 2019