PALM COAST, Fla. – Three people died and multiple others were injured in two separate crashes Sunday afternoon on northbound Interstate 95 in Flagler County.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a recreational vehicle from Orlando was headed north on I-95 near Matanzas Woods Parkway at 12:15 p.m. when the driver, Ricardo Mosquera, 51, lost control of the vehicle. The RV drifted onto the shoulder, hit a road sign and two trees along the wood line.
Two passengers of the RV, Yvette Mosquera, 49, and John Mosquera, 55, died at the scene while the driver was transported to Halifax Hospital with serious injuries. Another female passenger was taken to Advent Health with minor injuries.
Highway officials are still investigating what led up to that crash.
The second fatal crash involving four vehicles happened at 2:40 p.m. about 2 miles from the first wreck. Troopers said a Dodge Ram was headed north on I-95, south of Palm Coast Parkway when it rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu from Fernandina Beach that was stopped in the backup from the first wreck. This caused a chain-reaction crash that also involved two other cars.
Melody Roberts, a passenger in the Malibu died at the scene and that car’s driver, whose name was not released, was hospitalized with critical injuries.
The driver of a Ford Fusion that was also in the secondary crash had minor injuries and two people in the fourth vehicle struck were not hurt.
The driver of the pickup truck that caused the second crash was not injured, but the accident report said charges are pending.
FHP currently working 2 Fatal Crashes in Flagler County.— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) January 26, 2020
I-95 northbound near MM289 to MM290.
RV vs. Treeline. 2 confirmed deceased on scene. Lanes are open.
5 vehicle crash. One confirmed deceased on scene. Multiple others transported. All lanes blocked.
More info to follow. pic.twitter.com/T57YunBYyu
The crash scenes blocked off all lanes of northbound I-95 for several hours.