Atlantic Beach woman killed in chain-reaction crash on I-95

2 other people critically injured in 3-vehicle crash in Flagler County, troopers say

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – An Atlantic Beach woman died after a three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Flagler County, authorities said.

Troopers identified the woman as 62-year-old Cynthia Clark, who was a passenger in a GMC Acadia with four other people. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV was traveling north on I-95 just before 1 p.m. when the SUV stopped in front of another car, which caused a chain-reaction accident.

Kimberly Clark, 51, and Jaedan Pagoria, 17, both of Pennsylvania, were in the SUV with Cynthia Clark and suffered critical injuries, the Highway Patrol report shows. They were transported to a hospital in Palm Coast. According to troopers, the driver of the SUV, a 41-year-old Pennsylvania woman, and the fourth passenger, a 49-year-old Winter Park man, were taken to another hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of a Dodge Ram van, a 21-year-old Jacksonville man, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was also hospitalized in Palm Coast. Three people from Illinois in a Honda HR-V involved in the crash were not injured.

Charges are pending, according to the Highway Patrol report.

A neighbor of Cynthia Clark described her as a kind woman who was close to her family.

“I knew her for a while and I just talk to her the other day,” said Sandy Thomas. “It breaks my heart. I just talked to her the other day and her sister told me this morning that that she died in a car crash. I couldn’t believe that. We both was crying.”