Five killed in traffic crash at Buffalo

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The Department of Public Safety reports five people killed in an early Tuesday morning crash at Buffalo in Leon County.

A DPS spokesperson said it happened about 3:30 a.m. 1 2018 Nissan Rogue that was northbound on I-45 and left the main lanes to struck the rear of an 18 wheeler parked near the 179 mile marker.

The truck tractor rig was legally parked off the roadway on the shoulder with flashers operating and warning cones set out.

Buffalo police say the Rogue caught fire and burned following the collision.

It was determined that there were four adults and a child in the Rogue, all believed to have been of one family and all of whom died at the scene.

The bodies were sent to the Southwest Institute for Forensic Science in Dallas for confirmation of their identity.

Police say it was believed the family was from Oklahoma.

Names of the victims were not immediately available pending confirmation of their identities and notification of next of kin.

The Department of Public Safety was assisting with the investigation.

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