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Driver killed in Pasco County tractor-trailer crash

About 100 gallons of fuel spilled in the crash, and drivers were asked to avoid the area.

DADE CITY, Fla. — A deadly crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down a stretch of U.S. Highway 98 and spilled fuel.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. Monday in the area US-98 and Stanton Hall Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Semi-truck driver Edward Holzer, 53, was killed in the crash.

Troopers say Holzer's truck somehow crossed the centerline of US-98 and crashed into the left side of another semi. The collision caused three other trucks and SUVs to become involved in the crash.

About 100 gallons of fuel were spilled from the crash, firefighters say.

Drivers had been asked to avoid the area.

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