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Nathan Russell, 37, Lynda Russell, 35, La'Nyah Russel, 15, Nathan Russell Jr., 10, and Natayah Russell, 10, killed in collision with semi truck on Interstate 75 in Alachua, Florida

Modified Date: 
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:08pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Four people killed Sunday when car hits semi on side of I-75

A 37-year-old man driving a 2016 Chrysler south on I-75 went off the road and onto the right shoulder, according to an FHP press release. The Chrysler hit the rear of a disabled semi that was parked on the shoulder.

The car's driver was killed. Three passengers — a 35-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl and a female whose age was not given — were also killed.

2 adults, 2 children from Hollywood killed in I-75 crash in Alachua County

Nathan Russell, 37, was driving south on I-75 shortly before 8:45 a.m. when his Chrysler 200 veered off the highway and struck the back of a disabled tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder.

Russell, his wife, Lynda Russell, 35, and two of their children, LaNyah Russell, 15, and Natayah Russell, 10, died in the crash. A fourth passenger, Nathan Russell Jr., 10, was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in critical condition.

Fifth family member dies from Sunday I-75 crash

A GoFundMe account - -has been created to raise money for funeral expenses. As of late Tuesday afternoon, a little more than $12,000 had been raised.

People Involved: 
Nathan Russell
Lynda Russell
La'Nyah Russel
Natayah Russell
Nathan Russell Jr.
Interstate 75


I believe that Natayah Russell went to a school called renaissance charter school at coral springs. She went to the high- achieving class in 4th grade.

LaNyah went to Pompano Beach High she was a great student and so sweet. It's terrible to see someone go so soon. RIP LaNyah along with the rest of the Russell family

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