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Fifth family member from Hollywood dies in I-75 crash in Alachua County

Nathan Russell Jr., 10, pronounced dead at UF Shands Hospital

The Russell family from Hollywood was killed in a crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua County.
The Russell family from Hollywood was killed in a crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua County. (GoFundMe)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A fifth member of a family from Hollywood has died after a crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua County, the Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

Nathan Russell Jr., 10, died Monday afternoon at UF Health Shands Hospital, according to an FHP crash report.

The boy's father, Nathan Russell, 37, his mother, Lynda Russell, 35, and his two siblings, LaNyah Russell, 15, and Natayah Russell, 10, were killed in the Sunday morning crash.

Troopers said Nathan Russell was driving south on I-75 when his Chrysler 200 veered off the highway and struck the back of a disabled tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder.

The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't injured.

A GoFundMe account was created to help pay for the family's funeral expenses.


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