VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A dense fog advisory is in effect for portions of Volusia County until 9:00 a.m. Thursday, after deadly crashes shut down Interstate-95.
The cause is believed to be "super fog," which is a mixture of smoke and moisture in the atmosphere. Visibility is typically lowered to less than 10 feet. FOX 35 is working to confirm if there were prescribed burns in the area adjacent to the interstate.
According to Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Kim Montes, visibility dropped to zero at the time of the crash.
"These drivers could not see," Montes said.
According to FHP, the crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. and involved five separate crashes and 17 vehicles. Three people were killed.