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
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.
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.
A GoFundMe account - https://www.gofundme.com/the-russell-going-home-service-fund -has been created to raise money for funeral expenses. As of late Tuesday afternoon, a little more than $12,000 had been raised.