I-95 lanes in St. Johns County reopen 5 hours after deadly crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash early Monday morning on I-95 southbound between State Road 16 and County Road 207 snarled interstate traffic for more than five hours.

Troopers said a 25-year-old St. Augustine woman was killed after her car rear-ended a tractor-trailer about 3:30 a.m. and spun off the highway. According to the FHP report, she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The truck driver was not injured.

Investigators closed the center and right southbound lanes, which caused heavy delays in both directions. FHP says onlookers slowed travel speeds on the northbound side.

The highway cleared and backed-up traffic cleared about 9 a.m.


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