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1 killed, 2 critically injured in I-95 crash in St. Johns County, FHP says

A crash with injuries closed all southbound lanes on I-95 Saturday night, near mile marker 300 between St. Augustine and Palm Coast.
A crash with injuries closed all southbound lanes on I-95 Saturday night, near mile marker 300 between St. Augustine and Palm Coast. (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – One person was killed and two others were critically injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday night on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to Highway Patrol, an SUV was heading north on I-95 near State Road 206 around 8:15 p.m. when it crossed over the median before colliding with a tractor-trailer traveling south on I-95.

Troopers said a sedan driving behind the tractor-trailer swerved into the oncoming SUV.

According to the Highway Patrol, the driver of the SUV, a 42-year-old St. Augustine woman, and the passenger in the SUV, a 12-year-old St. Augustine girl, suffered critical injuries.

Troopers said the driver of the sedan, a 25-year-old Palm Coast woman, was also critically injured, but the Highway Patrol later said she died at a hospital Sunday morning. The Highway Patrol report shows she was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 34-year-old New Jersey man, was reportedly not injured.

An FHP accident map indicated at least one car was on fire around 8:20 p.m., prompting lane closures with traffic remaining at a standstill for more than an hour. A News4Jax viewer also said she witnessed multiple cars on fire. Lanes began reopening around 9:15 p.m.