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

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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 of heavy smoke early that morning.  In all eleven people died in the fiery crashes and nearly two dozen were taken to hospitals.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Pat Riordan  about the latest on the accident investigation and the current mood of the officers who work for the patrol.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/METhursfeatureRiordanQAdgt.mp3]

 

About Donna Green-Townsend

Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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