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Goose Creek family killed in fiery I-95 crash

Cole and Elise Spenatti (Provided)

The names of the victims of the fatal multi-vehicle crash that happened on Interstate 95 Tuesday have been released.

According to officials with the N.C. Department of Public Safety, four of the people killed lived in Goose Creek.

They said 32-year-old Elise Ann Spennati was driving the Dodge pick-up truck that was hit by the speeding Volvo tractor trailer tanker that failed to slow down in a work zone. Investigators said the pickup was pushed into the rear of a Ford Explorer which was then pushed into the rear of a Ford Escape.

The Volvo tractor trailer tanker continued out of control and rear-ended a Freightliner tractor trailer. The the gasoline that was being hauled in the Volvo tanker was ignited as both tractor trailers were pushed into a Kenworth tractor trailer.

The Volvo tanker then ran off the road and caught fire. The driver of the tanker, 68-year-old Michael Elliott Bricker, died.

Spennati's husband Cole and their two children, 1-year-old Sianna and 4-year-old Aila, all died as a result of their injuries.

Cole's mother spoke with ABC News 4 and said the family was visiting for Mother's Day weekend in Pennsylvania.

Her son, Cole, was in the Navy Munition Command at the Naval Weapons Station. He was a mineman who dealt with underwater mines and just received orders to be stationed in San Diego.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, identified as 46-year-old Javier A. Estrada-Beltran of Charleston, and his passengers, 35-year-old Francisco Morales-Gaspar and 34-year-old Lucia De-La-Cruz, were taken to UNC Chapel Hill with serious injuries and were reported in stable condition.

The 68-year-old driver of the Ford Escape was taken to Florence Medical Center with serious injuries and reported in stable condition.

The drivers of the Freightliner tractor trailer and the Kenworth tractor trailer were checked out by emergency services and released at the scene.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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