GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Another victim has been found in the mangled wreckage from Sunday's deadly pileup on Interstate 75, bringing the death toll to 11, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.
The Highway Patrol says the Alachua County Medical Examiner's Office determined Tuesday that a third victim was inside a Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a tractor-trailer as it traveled south early Sunday. The driver and another passenger in that vehicle have still not been identified.
A dozen cars, six tractor-trailers and a motor home collided early Sunday shortly after authorities reopened I-75. It had been closed for more than three hours because of poor visibility from fog and smoke from a fire. At least 18 people were sent to the hospital.
On Tuesday, authorities released the identities of some of the victims killed in the early morning crash, like 27-year-old Christie Nguyen, the mother of a young son, and 26-year-old Jason Lee Raikes of Richmond, Va., according to the station.
The Florida Highway Patrol said five members of a church group from suburban Atlanta were also killed in the crash.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.