TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Seven people were killed on Thursday on Interstate-75 in Florida, after several vehicles crashed and a massive fire was sparked by a diesel fuel spill.

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Two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicles were involved in the wreck on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The fire was ignited after about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel spilled onto the highway, authorities said, Global News reported.

Two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicles were involved in the wreck on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The fire was ignited after about 50 gallons (189 liters) of diesel spilled onto the highway, authorities said.

The Alachua County Sherriff’s office tweeted that the crash was in the northbound lanes but that the southbound lanes were closed to keep a route open for first responders, saying it “required all hands on deck” and warning “the closure is going to be lengthy.”

The Florida Highway Patrol said a large amount of personal property, burnt vehicles and vehicle parts were scattered across the road.

Authorities said they are treating it as a pending homicide investigation.

The aftermath caused massive delays.