Tag Archives: I-75 Crash

20 Months After I-75 Crash, Electronic Signs Still At Least A Year Away

By and on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

Construction on electronic signs along areas of Interstate 75 should begin around January, nearly two years after the 20-vehicle pileup that inspired public concern over drivers’ safety on the highway.

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I-75 signage on Payne’s Prairie still months away

By on August 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

WUFT reports on the area of Gainesville near Paynes Prairie, where several people died earlier this year, and changes that have been made to prevent another tragedy.

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In the wake of I-75 tragedy motorists will soon see improved signage

By on April 26th, 2012 | Last updated: September 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

In the weeks following the January I-75 tragedy that left 11 people dead, Republican State Representative Keith Perry from District 22 pushed lawmakers for improved signage along the interstate.  Perry says the accidents that occurred during the smoky and foggy conditions [...]

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First responders of I-75 tragedy honored at ceremony

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

The actions of medical staff and professionals who assisted during the fatal I-75 crashes in January are being commemorated this week. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell hosted a ceremony yesterday to honor medical staff and professionals who sprang to action [...]

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Names of last three victims from I-75 crash released

By on February 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol has released the names of the last three victims from this past Sunday’s deadly Interstate 75 pile-up.  Investigators says it was a family of three from Pensacola. According to a family member with knowledge of the situation, [...]

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Highway Patrol reacts to pressure on the agency since I-75 crashes

By on February 1st, 2012 | Last updated: September 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol has been under fire since Sunday’s multi-vehicle pileups on Interstate 75.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating whether the highway patrol made the right decision to reopen I-75 after the roadway experienced periods [...]

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11th victim discovered in I-75 crash

By on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: January 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Alachua County medical examiners have discovered the remains of a third victim in one of vehicles involved in Sunday’s I-75 accident near Paynes Prarie, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol this evening. This brings the tally of [...]

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Emotional trauma suffered by first responders at I-75 crash

By on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

Not only did this weekend’s horrifying crash cause emotional trauma for those who were involved in it, the pain extends to the first emergency responders on the scene. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports the stress of it all will be long-lasting.  

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Santa Fe student among casualties in Sunday’s I-75 crash

By and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

The Santa Fe College Fine Arts department has identified one of the victims in the crash Sunday along I-75 as former student, Christie Nguyen. Nguyen, 27, earned two associate degrees in business administration, and two additional vocational certificates in business [...]

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‘It was like waking up from a bad dream’ – An I-75 crash survivor recounts his story

By on January 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

WUFT-TV’s First at Five talks with one of the survivors of the I-75 crash on Sunday, Steven Camp.

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