Traffic Snarled By Fatal I-95 Wreck In Palm Beach County

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One person was killed Tuesday morning on I-95 near Lantana Road in Palm Beach County. (Apple Maps).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A man was killed Tuesday morning while apparently walking on I-95 in Palm Beach County. The crash, in the area of Lantana Road, was first reported around 10 a.m.

We are publishing the narrative provided by Florida Highway Patrol. Note that the abbreviations used in the report are deciphered this way:

Vehicle 1 – 2012 Honda Civic 4-door Sedan. Vehicle 2 – 2012 Subaru Impreza 4-door Sedan. Persons involved: Driver of Vehicle 1 (D-1) – Male, 17 YOA; West Palm Beach, Florida; Non-Incapacitating Injuries. Driver of Vehicle 2 (D-2) – Male, 22 YOA; Port Saint Lucie, Florida; Non-Incapacitating Injuries Pedestrian (P-1) – Unidentified Male – Fatal Injuries.

CRASH NARRTIVE: V-1 was traveling south on southbound Interstate 95 upon the outside paved travel lane, approaching Lantana Road, at a high rate of speed.  V-2 was traveling south on southbound Interstate 95 upon the exit-only lane for Lantana Road (Exit 61).  P-1 was walking/standing upon the outside shoulder of southbound Interstate 95.  For reasons still under investigation, D-1 failed to maintain his lane of travel as V-1 veered to the right, into the path of V-2.  The aforementioned resulted in a side-angular collision.  The front right side of V-1 struck the left side of V-2.  

Post-collision with V-2, V-1 traveled in a southwesterly direction through the outside paved shoulder continuing onto the outside grass shoulder.  The front right hood/windshield areas of V-1 struck P-1.  The impact launched P-1 in a southwesterly direction.  P-1 came to final rest upon the outside grass shoulder.  Post-Collision with P-1, V-1 continued to travel in a southwesterly direction coming to final rest facing west, upon the outside grass shoulder.  V-2 came to a controlled stop facing south upon the outside paved shoulder.  

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the traffic crash scene for medical assistance.  P-1 succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the traffic crash and was pronounced deceased on-scene by Fire Rescue personnel. 


Paul Saperstein


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