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A Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant didn't have any formal training or know the procedures before he reopened a fog- and smoke-shrouded highway where a series of crashes killed 11 people in January, investigators said in a report released Thursday.
A Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant who ordered the reopening of a fog- and smoke-shrouded interstate highway shortly before a series of crashes killed 11 people was unaware of the agency's procedures and had no formal training in opening and reopening roads, a state report said Thursday.
"I said it will roll in faster than you can shut it down,"
"I tried to tell them to leave that 'Sum ... buck closed and they wouldn't listen to me," Sgt. Simmons told a sheriff's deputy in a conversation captured on Sgt. Simmons' in-car video equipment.