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13-year-old killed in Columbia County crash

A multi-vehicle wreck halted traffic on I-10 in Columbia County on Monday.
A multi-vehicle wreck halted traffic on I-10 in Columbia County on Monday. (Florida Department of Transportation)

A deadly crash shut down all lanes of Interstate 10 in Columbia County for hours Monday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 13-year-old girl from Moblie, Alabama died in the crash.

The crash involved a tractor-trailer and another vehicle on eastbound I-10 near U.S. 441, which was reported shortly after 11:15 a.m., according to FHP.

The 36-year-old female driver of the car and a 15-year-old female passenger, also from Mobile, also suffered serious injuries and were taken to a Gainesville hospital.

The driver of the semi has minor injuries.

According to FHP’s investigation, for reasons yet to be determined, the car struck the truck in the rear with it’s front.

By 3 p.m., authorities had cleared the vehicles and debris from the site and lanes reopened to traffic in both directions of the interstate.