Fatal Crash

I-95 Closed After Man From Knoxville Runs In Front Of PBSO Car, Is Killed

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Fatal Crash

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A 21-year-old man from Knoxville, Tennessee, apparently ran across I-95 early this morning only to be struck by an oncoming Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. The unidentified man was killed, and I-95 was shut down for hours. The incident happened in the area of Okeechobee Boulevard. Traffic is returning to normal as of 11:13 a.m.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators released this statement around 11 a.m. Friday:

Vehicle One (V-1) (a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office marked patrol vehicle) was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 (State Road 9), just north of State Road 704 (Okeechobee Boulevard), in the inside (HOV) lane. A pedestrian was running across the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 from west to east. As V-1 was traveling southbound, the pedestrian ran in front of V-1. V-1 was unable to stop in time. The pedestrian was struck by V-1 and suffered fatal injuries. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. This case is pending investigation.

The patrol vehicle was driven by a man identified as a 46-year-old man from West Palm Beach. It is unclear if the vehicle was driven by a PBSO Deputy at the time of the crash.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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