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Accident shuts down I-95 northbound in Volusia Thursday afternoon

Northbound traffic on I-95 at LPGA Boulevard, May 28, 2014.
Northbound traffic on I-95 at LPGA Boulevard, May 28, 2014.
Mike Royer.

An accident on I-95 in Volusia County brought northbound traffic to a stop Thursday afternoon, but no one was hurt in the crash at around 4:25 p.m. A semi driven by a 44-year old Orlando man jack-knifed in the accident at the 273 mile-marker near the U.S. 1 interchange. Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes says troopers are still working to determine just how the crash happened, but the accident also caused the semi to become wedged in a guardrail. Unconfirmed reports said an SUV pulling a camper also overturned in the accident. Sgt. Montes says that vehicle was driven by a 63-year old woman from Naples. The crash shutdown the northbound lanes on I-95 for two hours, with traffic being diverted off the interstate at the State Road 40 exit in Ormond Beach. Some semis could also be seen exiting to avoid the traffic jam at LPGA Boulevard and I-95 in Daytona Beach. The interstate re-opened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and this Examiner observed that traffic had resumed its usual flow northbound by around 7 p.m. Volusia County Fire Police directed traffic off the interstate during the accident investigation and while tow trucks prepared to remove the vehicles from the roadway.

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