Gainesville woman identified in I-75 crash

3:12 PM, Jan 31, 2012   |    comments
Smoke and several crashes closed Interstate 75 in both directions between mile markers 374 and 382 in Alachua County.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials say a Gainesville woman died in an interstate pileup over the weekend that was blamed on poor visibility.

Photo Gallery: Alachua County Pileup

The Florida Highway Patrol has now identified seven people killed in the crash. They're still trying to identify three victims.

Patrol spokesman Lt. Pat Riordan said Tuesday that 27-year-old Christie Diana Nguyen was among the 10 deaths from the pileup on Interstate 75. She was a passenger in a car that crashed.

A dozen cars, six tractor-trailers and a motorhome collided early Sunday shortly after authorities reopened I-75.

It had been closed for more than three hours due to poor visibility because of fog and smoke from a nearby fire.

At least 18 survivors were taken to hospitals.

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