8-year-old killed in crash on I-95 in St. Johns County

Video courtesy of DOT cam of fatal crash on I-95 on Thursday night. (WJXT)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – An 8-year-old was killed and two others were seriously injured in a crash on I-95 just before 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

An SUV was traveling north on Interstate 95 as a semi-truck was stopped because of traffic congestion. Another vehicle was also stopped behind the semi-truck, according to FHP.

The SUV failed to see the stopped traffic, swerved to the left, and lost control, the report said.

The SUV traveled back toward the center lane where the front of it hit the back of the semi-truck’s trailer.

An 8-year-old girl in the SUV died. The 36-year-old man driving the SUV was seriously injured, along with another female passenger whose age was not released. A 6-month-old girl and a 3-year-old girl in the SUV suffered minor injuries. They are all from Kannapolis, North Carolina, according to the report.

The 32-year-old man driving the semi was not injured.

A trooper’s vehicle at the scene of the crash was hit early Friday morning, as seen in the FDOT cam video.

FHP said the trooper was hurt but is expected to be OK. FHP said he was hit by a car after the driver fell asleep and ran the barricades.