UPDATE: 1 Victim Dies, 10 People Hurt In Three-Vehicle Crash On I-95 Near Cocoa
By Space Coast Daily // November 1, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: All north and southbound lanes of I-95 are now open after a fatal muilti-vehicle crash at mile marker 199 in Cocoa that happened at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning. (WFTV video)
ALL LANES ARE NOW OPEN ON INTERSTATE 95
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – All north and southbound lanes of I-95 are now open after a fatal muilti-vehicle crash at mile marker 199 in Cocoa that happened at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, one person was killed and 10 others injured in the three-vehicle crash, with several people being taken by air and ground to different hospitals.
One victim was confirmed dead at the scene and has not been identified at this time by FHP officials pending notification of next-of-kin.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Annette Marie Soto Diaz, 22, of Palm Bay was driving a 2013 Mercedes, while Cynthia Tzoc of Rhode Island was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry traveling in the southbound lanes of I-95.
As Diaz was attempting to overtake Tzoc’s vehicle, the front of her Mercedes hit the rear of the Tzoc’s Camry, which caused the Camry to crash into the center dividing wall.
The right front passenger of the Mercedes opened the door and tried to exit the car, meanwhile Karthik Raju, 25, of Melbourne drove up on the scene in a 2015 Dodge Dart.
According to FHP, Raju then crashed into the right side of the Mercedes which then traveled on to the right shoulder where the Dart caught fire.
Two of the Dart’s passengers, including Harsha Paladugel, 22, of Melbourne; and Malarkannan Kaliavardhan, 23, of Melbourne, were seriously injured. The driver Raju, and Iruthayaraju Andrews, 29, of Melbourne, received only minor injuries, according to FHP.
Two passengers in Diaz’s Mercedes, including Jena Rae Randone, 24, of Melbourne; and Deryl Wilson, 21, of Melbourne were seriously injured. Driver Diaz and passenger Andrea Marie Millen, 25, of Palm Bay, received only minor injuries.
Driver Tzoac and a passenger in her Toyota, Arlene Robitaille of Rhode Island, were both seriously hurt. Neither were wearing seat belts according to FHP.
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