Northbound I-95 reopens in St. Johns County after deadly crash

FHP: Tallahassee man, 26, killed in crash involving semitruck

I-95 backup at S.R. 206
I-95 backup at S.R. 206 (Florida DOT camera image)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed in a crash Friday morning on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash, which involved a sedan and a semitruck, happened just before 3:30 a.m., and all northbound lanes of I-95 were closed between State Road 206 and State Road 207 for about seven hours.

According to the Highway Patrol, the car was traveling north in the left lane of I-95 near S.R. 206 when, for unknown reasons, the driver didn’t slow down and collided with the rear of the semitruck.

Trooper said the driver of the sedan, a 26-year-old Tallahassee man, died. The driver of the truck, a 32-year-old Jacksonville man, was reportedly uninjured.

The closure of northbound I-95 caused major backups for drivers extending two miles. FHP diverted northbound traffic at S.R. 206, but the best alternative route to avoid delays was to take the U.S. 1 exit from northbound I-95 shortly after entering St. Johns County.

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