Semi-driver saved three children, two others dead


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Marion County — The Florida Highway Patrol said two people were killed and three children were taken to Shands following a Wednesday morning crash.

The accident occurred on I-75 in Marion County at mile marker 365, which is just south of County Road 318.

FHP said the crash happened after a minivan clipped the left front of a semi. The driver of the minivan then lost control, went off the highway,  slammed into two trees, and burst into flames.

The three children suffered serious injuries.

The semi-driver was able to pull the children from the burning van.

He was not injured.

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