Fiery, fatal crash closes U.S. 301 in Marion

Vehicle, big rig collide in Citra


CITRA, Fla. – A fiery fatal crash has forced officials to close U.S. Highway 301 in Marion County, officials said.

The crash was reported at 1:17 p.m. Monday in Citra.

Marion County Fire Rescue said the crash involved a vehicle and a tractor-trailer, both of which caught fire.

Details about the crash have not been released.

U.S. 301 is closed in both directions. Sheriff's officials said motorists should find an alternate route.

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