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Tractor-Trailer Crash In Palm Beach County Kills Driver And Injures 3 Others

A tractor-trailer crash killed the driver and created heavy delays on Interstate 95 southbound in Palm Beach County.

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The deadly wreck occurred in Riviera Beach just before the Boynton Beach exit.

The Florida Highway Patrol said, the semi driver, 38-year-old Christian Dedrick of Delray Beach, lost control for reasons unknown. The rig veered off of the paved travel lanes and drove onto the grass shoulder.

The semi then collided with a Toyota Corolla. The semi-trailer became fully engulfed in flames with the driver becoming trapped inside of the vehicle.

Derrick was pronounced dead at the scene by the Palm Beach 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 was carrying three passengers identified as 18-year old Martin Jake, 31-year-old Jennifer George, and a 12-year-old Josephina Brian. They were all rush to a nearby hospital. All were said to have sustained non-life threatening injuries.

All lanes are now back open. The Florida Highway Patrol Department is encouraging anyone with relevant information concerning the crash to contact the department.

Comments:

Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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