• February 02, 2017

1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Volusia County, FL, 18-wheeler Accident on I-4

Volusia County, FL -- February 1, 2017, one person was killed, another injured, following an accident in , where two 18-wheelers crashed along I-4.

The Florida State highway Patrol released details concerning the fatal crash. Reports say it occurred in the westbound lanes of I-4 near the St. Johns River bridge.

Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of a postal 18-wheeler was parked along the shoulder of the interstate, possibly due to mechanical issues. The driver was underneath the vehicle at the time. A westbound flatbed 18-wheeler somehow veered out of traffic lanes and drove onto the shoulder. As a result, it crashed into the back of the postal truck.

The collision inflicted fatal injuries to the driver of the flatbed, who authorities say died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the postal truck was taken to a nearby hospital. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

At this time, it's unclear what factors contributed to the crash. Police continue to investigate the accident.

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