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One man killed in Volusia I-95 crash Friday afternoon

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One man was killed in a Volusia County accident on I-95 Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The identity of the man is being withheld while relatives are notified. FHP spokesperson Trooper Wanda Diaz says the driver of the car was southbound on I-95 around 2:12 p.m. Friday, when he “…failed to maintain proper control [of his car] and veered off the roadway onto the west shoulder.” Troopers say the car continued along the west shoulder of I-95 south of LPGA Boulevard, and ran into a disabled vehicle’s trailer near the Dunn Avenue overpass. After the car hit the trailer, it also ran into a concrete post at the overpass, and then came to a stop facing north in a drainage ditch. The FHP says the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the disabled pick-up truck with the trailer was around 25 feet off the interstate, and that no one else was injured in the accident.

This Examiner drove by the accident site at around 4:20 Friday afternoon, and there were at least three or four FHP vehicles on the scene along the west side of the interstate, along with a tow truck working in the ditch under the Dunn Avenue overpass. Southbound traffic on I-95 was slowing north of the LPGA Boulevard interchange, which is north of the accident site, while the FHP conducted a traffic homicide investigation. Traffic on southbound I-95 was back to normal around an hour later when this Examiner checked by the area again. This article will be updated when the FHP releases information on the driver.

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