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Two adults, two children killed in SUV fire on Buckman Bridge

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DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. - Four people were killed and three were injured in a crash on the Buckman Bridge Monday afternoon.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash involved two sport utility vehicles and a tractor-trailer.

All southbound lanes of the Buckman Bridge headed toward Mandarin were closed for five hours.

Just before 2 p.m. Monday, a semi-truck crashed into two sport utility vehicles, causing one to catch on fire.


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The crash killed four people including two adults and two minors.

The driver of the semi noticed traffic slowing down in front of him, but was unable to stop.

Early investigation shows the semi crashed into the SUV that caught fire.


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A second, smaller SUV was also hit in that accident and three people from that vehicle now at hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An Action News viewer says fifteen to twenty people were running around the scene franticly.

The witness says you could feel heat coming from that car all way from the other side of bridge.


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“It's a very complex scene. A very long scene. Again it involves a large vehicle and in addition it involved fire so that complicates things just a little for our investigators but we will come to a conclusion,” said Sgt. Dylan Bryan.

The driver of semi was not injured. He is cooperating with police and will be given drug and alcohol tests.

FHP reopened the SB lanes of the bridge around 7 p.m.