TANKER OVERTURNS ON I-95 AT SR 50, ONE LANE OPEN
By Space Coast Daily // January 21, 2014
Driver Airlifted To Hospital
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – One lane of I-95 northbound has reopened as crews cleared an overturned semi that hit the median on the overpass over State Road 50.
The guardrail crushed the cab, and it took crews about 50 minutes to extricate the driver- Lina Carmona, 43 of Zephryhills. Carmona was flown to Holmes Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
The truck was carrying 45,000 pounds of hot tar. Twenty gallons spilled, but there was no damage to the road. Including the Haz/Mat unit, seven units and two district chiefs responded to the scene.
Interstate 95 was closed at about 3 a.m. when the helicopter landed to transport the driver. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the Carmona was traveling northbound on I-95 in the center travel lane, approaching the exit of SR-50/ 215 mile marker. The truck over-steered left of center to avoid a dropped latter, then raveled onto the paved center median striking the guard rail face. Carmona over-steered right causing the truck to overturn onto the left side striking the guard rail face coming to final rest overturned on the left side facing north.
This crash remains under investigation.
Crews are working to repair the guardrail, so expect traffic to be slow.