A fatal crash on I-95 caused heavy backup in Delray Beach, delaying the morning commute and blocking the southbound lanes for nearly four hours. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place on Tuesday, October 10 around 6:30 a.m. at Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach.
Several vehicles were involved
The driver of a Chevrolet Camaro was headed southbound from the Linton Boulevard overpass. Meanwhile, another man and the driver of a Ford truck were on the outside paved shoulder, changing a rear left tire. At the same time, a Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV was parked next to the I-95 Southbound entrance due to an unknown mechanical issue.
The driver of the Camaro veered onto the shoulder, hitting the man and the Ford pickup truck. The Camaro then hit a guardrail, collided with the parked TrailBlazer, and ended up on the southbound entrance ramp.
At this time, officials say it is unknown what caused the driver to veer off onto the shoulder.
One confirmed death
The man who was hit next to the Ford pickup, a 44-year-old from Palm Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Camaro was transported to Delray Medical Center. The driver of the Ford pickup truck, a 40-year-old man from Lake Worth, was not injured.
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath will continue to monitor the situation. Our firm can be reached at (561) 655-1990 if you or someone you love is injured in a car accident.