Volusia County, Florida: Multiple car crashes involving at least 15 vehicles on I-95 caused a fiery scene, three deaths, and closure of a major highway on Thursday.
“BREAKING: 3 crashes on I95 N & S in Volusia County
– 3 people are dead
– Several airlifted to hospital
One of the crashes was this semi-truck. It caught fire and led to an explosion.
@FHPOrlando investigating”, WFTV’s anchor reported
“The crashes took place along I-95 near the city of Edgewater, with one crash in the southbound lanes and four crashes in the northbound lanes”, an NBC affiliate reported right after the incident.
Moreover, some of the vehicles destroyed in the crash included semi-trucks and trailers, according to the news outlets.
The incident killed three people and injured several, including a child, who were immediately shifted to a hospital. However, the child was airlifted to a children’s hospital in Orlando.
Investigators are currently figuring out what caused the incident. The highway where the accidents happened is covered with dense fog, said an advisory on early morning Thursday.
“It is bad smoke and fog here in Edgewater Fl. At 11:00pm last night I could see smoke and it was getting bad out there. I go n pick up my daughter in law from work every night. It was bad with smoke in our area in Florida Shores Edgewater Fl. Sending prayers out to everyone🙏” a person reported to the news outlets.
A week ago, two fatal car crashes in Flagler County, Florida, killed three people due to foggy roads.
The incident caused “closure of all lanes of S.R. 100 from County Road 305 to Water Oak Road” reported the authorities.
Around 6:00 in the morning, troopers responded to two fatal car crash calls at C.R. 305 and S.R. 100.
Investigators probing the case reported two SUVs head-on collided as they were traveling in the opposite direction on the foggy road. However, it is yet to determine which car caused the wreck.
The woman in the passenger seat who was killed in the incident had been identified as Gainesville. The drivers suffered minor injuries for which they were driven to a nearby hospital.
The second crash happened at Water Oak Road just a few minutes post the first incident that killed two women in a head-on collision. “A 21-year-old man from Satsuma was driving the pick-up and a 57-year-old woman from Welaka was driving the SUV”, reads the record.