I-95 nightmare: Fatal crash closes I-95 in St. Johns County for hours

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Two crashes on I-95 northbound, one of them fatal, shut down the interstate from International Golf Parkway to County Road 210 for more than six hours, starting early Wednesday morning.

The first crash occurred at I-95 and County Road 210 at 2:20 a.m. Troopers said a 56-year-old Jacksonville man died when his northbound car was rear-ended by an 18-wheel auto carrier that failed to stop when traffic backed up.

The car was pushed into the guard rail and the semi overturned in the grassy shoulder. The driver of the big rig was not hurt, according to the FHP report.

All lanes were blocked until after 9 a.m.

As troopers investigated the deadly crash, another occurred at the alternate route where traffic was being diverted onto I-95 at International Golf Parkway around 5:15 a.m.

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