Officials in Florida are calling it “a heartbreaking event.” Cell phone video shows the aftermath of a fiery crash on Interstate 75, just south of Gainesville on Thursday which claimed the lives of five children and two truck drivers.
At least six others were injured, some seriously.
The children were traveling in a church van from Louisiana heading to Walt Disney World.
The Flordia Highway Patrol says a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle, traveling north, collided and went through the guardrail into the southbound lanes.
There, they struck the passenger van and another tractor trailer. When the trucks collided, they caught fire.
A traffic homicide investigation continues into what caused the crash.