February 1st, 2012
08:54 AM ET

Death toll from Florida crashes now 11

The death toll from a string of crashes on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Florida, early Sunday amid heavy smoke from a nearby brush fire has risen to 11 with the discovery of another body, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

An additional victim was found in a Dodge truck, the Highway Patrol said in a statement. The body was not immediately identified.

The National Weather Service warned that patchy smoke and fog may still be present in the area Wednesday.

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  1. banasy ©

    My sympathy to those who have lost loved ones.

    February 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    They just found the body in the truck after four days ? That's just hard for me to grasp. These had to be some really mangled vehicles.
    My condolences also to the families.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |