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Dash-cam video released of the Fla. crash that killed 7 in January

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Published: Aug. 1, 2019 at 1:35 PM CDT
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A tragedy on I-75 in Alachua County, Florida, shocked the nation and changed lives forever. Seven people, including five children, were killed when a semi-truck hit another driver and crossed the median.

Months after the crash, 13 NEWS sister-station TV20 has obtained dashcam footage from one of the semi-trucks that was hit. The driver was killed in the accident.

The video shows the moment when the first semi-truck crossed that median and hit a van, right before slamming into the second semi. The van was carrying a church group from Louisiana.

The group was making their way to Disney World as part of a trip they'd been planning for some time. Of the five children killed, three of them were ejected upon impact.

Nine lawsuits have been filed by the victim's families and even some of the victims themselves against Eagle Express lines and the company's president and CEO.

Both the Florida Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board are still conducting their investigations into the crash.

Full statement from Eagle Express Lines:

Full statement from Kurt Arnold, an attorney for some of the families and victims:

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