VIDEO: Semi-Truck Driver Hauling Hydrogen Peroxide Dies in Fiery Crash On Interstate 95

By  //  February 1, 2018

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crash shut down both lanes for several hours

ABOVE VIDEO: A truck driver died in a fiery crash on Wednesday on Interstate 95. Brevard Fire Rescue and the Florida Highway Patrol reported the deadly crash involving a semi-truck tanker truck vs. SUV on northbound I-95 at Mile Marker 163 near Micco. (Danielle Hayek video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Fire Rescue and the Florida Highway Patrol reported a deadly crash involving a semi-truck tanker truck vs. SUV on northbound Interstate 95 at Mile Marker 163 near Micco on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash shut down both lanes for several hours during the busy rush-hour on I-95.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the semi-truck was hauling hydrogen peroxide and a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Robert Raciot, 69, of Quebec, Canada was traveling southbound on I-95.

The semi-truck, driven by a 63-year-old Tampa man, suffered a tire tread separation, which caused the driver to lose control, and struck Raciot’s vehicle.

Both vehicles crashed over the center median guardrail, where the semi-truck overturned and then caught fire.

The driver has not yet been identified pending notification of next of kin.

Raciot and his passenger, Celina Ruel, 61, of Quebec, Canada, were taken to Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. Their condition has not been released.

According to FHP, this crash remains under investigation.

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Brevard Fire Rescue has reported a tractor-trailer vs. car vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 95 at Mile Marker 163 near Micco has shut down all lanes at about 3:35 p.m. (BCFR image)

UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8:05 p.m.

Brevard County’s Office of Emergency Management reported at 8:05 p.m. that all southbound lanes are once again open on Interstate 95 at Mile Marker 163 near Micco following a fiery and deadly crash involving a tanker truck vs. car earlier this afternoon.

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Brevard Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol reported to a deadly crash involving a tanker truck vs. car crash on northbound Interstate 95 at Mile Marker 163 near Micco and shut down all lanes at about 3:35 p.m.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the tanker caught on fire after the collision and the driver died on scene.

Two people were transported to Holmes Regional.

FHP is advising motorists to use A1A as an alternate route.

Northbound I-95 is shut down at mm 156 and Southbound is shut down at mm 173

The tanker truck was hauling hydrogen peroxide.

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Brevard Fire Rescue has reported a tractor-trailer vs. car vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 95 at Mile Marker 163 near Micco has shut down all lanes at about 3:35 p.m. (BCFR image)

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