Five dead, including infant, in big rig collision

Tampa, Florida (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a catastrophic crash that left five dead and three injured.

Police responded to a crash between an SUV, a pickup truck and a semi-trailer in Hillsboro County, Florida, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

While the SUV was driving north on Route 39 (Paul Buckman Highway), the trooper crossed the freeway centerline for unknown reasons and picked up a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction. said that he has entered the path of

The two vehicles nearly collided head-on, and moments later a southbound semi-trailer struck a pick-up truck whose lights were off.

A 53-year-old Valrico man, the pickup driver, died at the scene.

The Troopers said seven people from Zephyrhills were in the SUV. Four people, including a 20-year-old driver, a 56-year-old woman, a 12-year-old girl, and a 1-year-old girl, died in a local hospital.

Other passengers aged 5, 22 and 31 were seriously injured.

The semi-trailer driver was not injured.

Reportedly, all involved were wearing seatbelts. Five dead, including infant, in big rig collision

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