Deland I-4 auto accidents
Florida Highway Patrol troopers had a difficult time assessing and clearing debris from a recent series of rear-end collisions on several east and westbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Deland. Troopers say the accidents began around 5:30 p.m. and involved nine separate crashes involving at least 26 vehicles between mile markers 121 and 127. They report that four of the accidents occurred in the westbound lanes of I-4 and five more occurred in the eastbound lanes. Most of the accidents were rear-end collisions and remain under investigation, according to troopers. At least three people were transported to area hospitals for treatment for undisclosed injuries and investigators say the number of uninjured is likely to rise in the coming days and weeks.