A tractor-trailer crash killed the driver and created heavy delays on Interstate 95 southbound in St. Lucie County.
The deadly wreck occurred in Port St. Lucie just before Crosstown Parkway.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the semi driver, 32-year-old Christopher Laser of Ocala, Florida, lost control for reasons unknown. The rig veered off of the paved travel lanes and drove onto the western grass shoulder.
The semi then collided with a Toyota Corolla for an overhead exit sign. The tractor-trailer became fully engulfed with Laser becoming trapped inside.
Laser was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Lucie County Fire Department.
Chopper 5 flew over the area and spotted a substantial amount of debris strewn across the grassy area along the shoulder of the interstate.
The Toyota Corolla which the Florida Highway Patrol reported had 4 passengers in it, identified as a 22-year old Richard Kart, 44-year old Evelyn Stevens, 32-year old Dorothy Fords, and an a 2-year old toddler, were all rush to a nearby hospital. All were said to have sustain non-life threatening injuries.
All lanes are now back open.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several serious injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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