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    Multi-Vehicle Road Crash in Florida Leaves 6 Killed, 8 Hurt (VIDEO)

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    Some 50 gallons of diesel fuel were also spilled as two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicles crashed in the southbound lanes at mile marker 393 north of Northwest 39th Avenue in Alachua County,the Gainesville Sun newspaper reported Thursday.

    According to the media outlet, southbound traffic was diverted in Alachua. Northbound traffic was diverted at Newberry Road because of the scale of the crash scene.

    Hazardous materials rescue teams were also reportedly deployed to the crash scene.

    "There are engine parts and components, and there is a lot of area that is burned […] Contamination of fuel is a high probability at this point," Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan was quoted as saying by the Gainesville Sun.

    The cause of accident reportedly remains unknown. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the deadly road crash.

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