FHP: One killed, 13 hurt, in 22 vehicle pileup on I-95

Troopers say that three trucks were involved in the pileup.

FHP: One killed, 13 hurt, in 22 vehicle pileup on I-95

The Florida Highway Patrol says that a chain reaction crash in Nassau County has left one person dead and more than a dozen hurt.

Deadly Pileup Occurs After Traffic Is Backed Up For Previous Crash

According to FHP, the crash happened just before 11 p.m. on Monday night. Police say that traffic was already backed up in the southbound lanes of I-95 for a previous two vehicle crash near mile marker 373.

A secondary crash occurred on southbound I-95 when a tractor trailer failed to slow for traffic and crashed into other vehicles. A total of 22 vehicles were involved in the pileup crash. Troopers say that a total of three semi trucks were involved in the crash.

Cause Of Fatal Crash Remains Under Investigation

One person died as a result of the crash. Thirteen others were transported to the hospital for treatment of various injuries. None of those injuries are thought to be life threatening.

The crash shut down all lanes of southbound I-95 in the area for hours. All lanes of the interstate reopened by 7 a.m., but heavy traffic was reported in the area.

It isn’t clear why the tractor trailer failed to slow for traffic. The truck driver is cooperating with the investigation. Drugs or alcohol are not thought to be a factor at this time. From Sgt. Bryan Dylan, “At this time we don’t think alcohol or controlled substance was a factor, but we want to make sure we cover all of our bases whether driver distraction or fatigue.

The investigation into the crash continues.