FHP Reports 1 Killed, I-95 Shut Down In Mims
By Space Coast Daily // September 14, 2014
fatal crash at Mile Marker 223
BREVARD COUNTY • MIMS, FLORIDA – All Northbound lanes of I-95 at Garden Street are shut down due to a fatal crash at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday at Mile Marker 223, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Sergeant Kim Montes, FHP Public Affairs Officer issued this statement in regard to the chain of event of the multi-vehicle crash:
The chain of events in this crash started when a semi-truck traveling northbound on I-95 lost control and hit the crash attenuator,” said
After the impact, the tractor trailer blocked all northbound lanes and part of the exit ramp to State Road 46.
All northbound traffic came to a stop. A second semi-truck traveling northbound failed to see that the traffic was stopped and the semi-truck struck five vehicles in the left, northbound lane.
The semi-truck then rear ended another semi-truck, that was also northbound. Three additional vehicles were then struck.
The semi-truck that failed to stop then caught fire, and the driver died and has not been positively identified due to the condition of the body. One other vehicle also caught fire, but he female driver in that vehicle escaped. Two people were transported to Parrish Medical Center with minor injuries. An unknown amount of others were treated at the scene.
After inspecting the roadway, the exit ramp from Northbound I-95 to State Road 46 will remain shut down indefinitely for repairs.
Northbound I-95 will reopen sometime overnight.
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