ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A driver died early Tuesday morning after his SUV struck a box truck parked along an exit to an Interstate 95 rest area exit in southern St. Johns County and caught fire.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV ended up partially under the truck just before 5 a.m. The impact pushed the box truck forward into the back of a parked tractor-trailer.
County fire crews were called to put out the fire.
Troopers have not yet identified the SUV driver who died. The drivers of the two trucks were asleep in their vehicles at the time and neither was injured.
The crash caused and the response of emergency vehicles northbound slowdowns through the early morning commute.