- Associated Press - Sunday, March 5, 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead and two people are injured after a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Gregory Bueno, a semitrailer used to transport cars was one of the vehicles involved in the crash early Sunday.

Bueno said in an email that three people had been killed and two people have been transported from the scene with injuries.

The crash closed the southbound lanes of the interstate for several hours Sunday.

Bueno said the crash remained under investigation.

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