Some 50 gallons of diesel fuel were also spilled as two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicles crashed in the southbound lanes at mile marker 393 north of Northwest 39th Avenue in Alachua County, the Gainesville Sun newspaper reported Thursday, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
According to the media outlet, southbound traffic was diverted in Alachua. Northbound traffic was diverted at Newberry Road because of the scale of the crash scene.
Hazardous materials rescue teams were also reportedly deployed to the crash scene.
"There are engine parts and components, and there is a lot of area that is burned […] Contamination of fuel is a high probability at this point," Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan was quoted as saying by the Gainesville Sun.