Dump Truck Driver Perishes In Fiery I-95 Crash

By  //  October 11, 2012

Rush-Hour Commute Becomes A Nightmare

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA A fiery afternoon crash killed a driver on I-95 near Rockledge and resulted in rush-hour traffic backups for nearly three miles in both directions of the interstate.  

Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 3:50 p.m. near the on-ramp to I-95 and Fiske Boulevard.

According to Montes, a 70-year-old man from Malabar was driving south on 1-95 in a 2006 dump truck in the right lane.

She said for some unknown reason, the driver lost control of the dump truck, drifted to the left and crossed all lanes of southbound I-95.

The front of the dump truck struck the barrier wall head-on and burst into flames, killing the driver.

“Troopers will wait for an autopsy report to see if the driver suffered from a medical episode before losing control of his vehicle,” Montes said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation and the name of the man killed has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.