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Accident on I-95 near Daytona shuts down northbound interstate Sunday night

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A traffic accident on I-95 in Volusia County shutdown all lanes of the northbound interstate just north of Daytona Beach Sunday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened just north of the 268 exit at State Road 40 in Ormond Beach. Northbound traffic has been detoured off the interstate at the State Road 40 exit, or Granada Boulevard, through at least 8:30 Sunday night. The Florida 511 Traffic site said the northbound interstate was backed up to the 266 mile marker, almost to the LPGA Boulevard exit in Daytona Beach. Traffic could be seen slowing and exiting off the interstate by this Examiner from Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, south of the State Road 40 exit.

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One person from the accident was flown by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office helicopter to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, and others injured in the incident or incidents were transported by EVAC ambulances. Unofficial reports were that there were multiple vehicles involved with some roll-overs along the northbound lanes, plus possibly there was a motorcycle involved. Fire and Rescue units with the Volusia County Fire Services, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Ormond Beach Police also blocked northbound interstate access on State Road 40. Traffic was being detoured off the northbound interstate, east to Nova Road, and then north to U-S 1 and back out to the interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol was conducting the accident investigation.

Click here to visit the Florida Highway Patrol website.

Click here to visit the Florida 511 Traffic website.

You can contact this writer at mroyer5@yahoo.com

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