Five Children Bound For Disney World Among Dead In Fiery Crash On I-75

By  //  January 5, 2019

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crash happened at 3:40 p.m. Thursday

ABOVE VIDEO: Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 near Gainesville on Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA (WESH) – Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 near Gainesville on Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

During a news conference on Friday morning officials with the Florida Highway Patrol said the church passenger van carrying the children was from the Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana.

The crash happened at 3:40 p.m. Thursday just north of Gainesville.

Troopers said a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle traveling north, collided and went through the guardrail into the southbound lanes. They struck the passenger van and another tractor trailer.

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