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Several crashes cause fiery scene on I-95; Multiple dead in Volusia County – WESH 2 Orlando

At least three people are dead after multiple early morning crashes involving more than a dozen vehicles on Interstate 95 near Edgewater. Officials confirm five separate crashes happened at the same time overnight in Volusia County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there was one crash southbound involving six vehicles, and four separate crashes northbound involving 11 vehicles. The crashes included semitrucks.FHP says that there are three fatalities at the scene of the crashes. Two people died on the southbound side of I-95, and one person was killed on the northbound side. Multiple people, including children, were transported to area hospitals. One child was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in stable condition.The exact number of vehicles involved in these crashes is not yet confirmed. What exactly led to the fire and explosions at the scene of the crashes has not been identified. First Warning Weather meteorologist Kellianne Klass reports there was a ‘superfog’ weather event at that time.RELATED: What is super fog? According to Florida Highway Patrol, there was ‘zero visibility’ at the time of the crash. The main contributing factor to the crashes was likely the dense fog and smoke that may have come from a prescribed burn in the area overnight, troopers say.Because FHP did not have advanced notice of the prescribed burn, troopers were not in the area monitoring the situation at the time of the crashes.Volusia County is under a dense fog warning until 9 a.m.Motorists planning to travel the area from Mile Marker 249 (State Road 44) to Mile Marker 231 (State Road-5A) will need to seek alternate routes for their morning commute. Stay tuned to WESH 2 News Sunrise for First Warning Traffic updates as the Florida Highway Patrol works to clear the crash from the interstate.RELATED: The latest traffic updates in your area

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At least three people are dead after multiple early morning crashes involving more than a dozen vehicles on Interstate 95 near Edgewater.

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Officials confirm five separate crashes happened at the same time overnight in Volusia County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there was one crash southbound involving six vehicles, and four separate crashes northbound involving 11 vehicles. The crashes included semitrucks.

FHP says that there are three fatalities at the scene of the crashes. Two people died on the southbound side of I-95, and one person was killed on the northbound side. Multiple people, including children, were transported to area hospitals. One child was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in stable condition.

The exact number of vehicles involved in these crashes is not yet confirmed. What exactly led to the fire and explosions at the scene of the crashes has not been identified.

First Warning Weather meteorologist Kellianne Klass reports there was a ‘superfog’ weather event at that time.

RELATED: What is super fog?

According to Florida Highway Patrol, there was ‘zero visibility’ at the time of the crash. The main contributing factor to the crashes was likely the dense fog and smoke that may have come from a prescribed burn in the area overnight, troopers say.

Because FHP did not have advanced notice of the prescribed burn, troopers were not in the area monitoring the situation at the time of the crashes.

Volusia County is under a dense fog warning until 9 a.m.

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Motorists planning to travel the area from Mile Marker 249 (State Road 44) to Mile Marker 231 (State Road-5A) will need to seek alternate routes for their morning commute. Stay tuned to WESH 2 News Sunrise for First Warning Traffic updates as the Florida Highway Patrol works to clear the crash from the interstate.

RELATED: The latest traffic updates in your area

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