Boy dies day after parents, 2 sisters die in highway crash

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died a day after a north Florida crash on Interstate 75 killed his parents and two sisters.

News outlets report that the crash occurred near Gainesville Sunday morning when the family's rental car hit the back of a disabled tractor-trailer.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Nathan Russell, 35-year-old Lynda Russell, 10-year-old Natayah Russell and 15-year-old La'Nyah Russell were killed. Nathan Russell Jr. was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died Monday afternoon.

Reports show the family was returning home to South Florida from a trip to Georgia when the crash occurred.

The driver of the semi was not injured.


ALACHUA, Fla. (WCTV) -- Four were killed and a 10-year-old boy was the only surviving family member of a crash in Alachua County Sunday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a family was traveling southbound on I-75 northwest of Gainesville when the driver lost control of the vehicle struck a disabled tractor trailer in the highway's outside shoulder.

Nathan Russell, 37, Lynda Russell, 35, Natayah Russell, 10, and La'Nyah Russell, 15 were all killed in the crash. 10-year-old Nathan Russell Jr. was taken to Shands UF in critical condition. He was the only family member in the vehicle to survive the crash.

Another vehicle struck crash debris in the roadway, but the driver was uninjured in that incident.