Saturday night pile up snarls Interstate traffic

Multi-car accident shuts down Interstate 75

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OCALA, Fla. - Ocala Fire Rescue said they had to shut down a portion of Interstate 75  Sunday morning after several vehicles were involved in an accident.

Firefighters said two passenger vehicles, a pickup truck with a trailer, a tractor trailer truck and a sport utility vehicle were involved in a collision on Interstate 75 just north of mile marker 354.

Firefighters said the crash shut down all southbound lanes for approximately one hour while first responders worked to clear the scene.

Firefighters said approximately 1,000 wooden crates from the overturned pick-up truck trailer littered the roadway.

According to Ocala Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Doucett, firefighters stopped the leak from a 100 gallon diesel saddle tank of the tractor that had been punctured.

Firefighters said six people in the vehicles were not injured. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to the collision at 6:37 a.m.

Firefighters said they re-opened all the lanes about an hour after the crash.

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