Northbound Lanes Reopen After Deadly I-75 crashes - Video

Smoke from a brush fire causes multiple crashes leaving at least 10 people dead on I-75 Sunday. The southbound lanes of the highway are still closed.

Northbound Lanes Reopen After Deadly I-75 crashes - Video

Smoke from a brush fire causes multiple crashes leaving at least 10 people dead on I-75 Sunday. The southbound lanes of the highway are still closed.

Smoke from a brush fire causes multiple crashes leaving at least 10 people dead on I-75 Sunday. The southbound lanes of the highway are still closed.

The Florida Highway Patrol said there have been several crashes near Gainesville that have included at least four commercial vehicles and 10 passenger vehicles. Officials said at least nine people were confirmed dead. At least 18 people were taken to Shands Hospital; six patients through the level 1 trauma center and 12 in the emergency department.

The crashes are along a stretch of the highway north of the Marion County line.

FHP spokesman Patrick Riordan says the agency had closed Interstate 75 Saturday evening because of smoke from a brush fire in the Paynes Prairie area. Conditions improved and FHP reopened the highway. Sometime after that, the crashes occurred.

The northbound lanes of I-75 were reopened before 6 p.m. Sunday. The south lanes will remain closed until the road is clear.

Several dead in multiple crashes on I-75: MyFoxORLANDO.com