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U.S. 27 remains closed after fatal crash in Lake County

Multiple vehicles involved; U.S. 27 closed

Photo courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office.

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people died Friday as a result of a fiery crash involving a semitruck and multiple vehicles in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 1:35 p.m. on U.S. 27 and Lake Louisa Road.

Troopers said the semitruck involved overturned and a car caught on fire. Two people died at the scene of the crash and an unknown number of people were injured.

As of 2:30 p.m., the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 27 were closed. Drivers are asked to use an alternate route for the next several hours.