Wreck closes two lanes of southbound I-95 in Ormond Beach

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For the second time in two days multiple wrecks are piling up on Interstate 95 and closing lanes, but this time it was in Volusia County.

All northbound lanes and two southbound lanes of I-95 were closed temporarily at the U.S. 1 exit in Ormond Beach by Destination Daytona, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Images of southbound I-95 from Florida Department of Transportation cameras showed a semi sideways on the highway, but no details were released. A wreck just after 2 p.m. caused the northbound closure, according to the FDOT.

Elsewhere, there was a wreck with injuries on I-95 southbound reported early Tuesday morning at mile marker 272, a wreck on W. International Speedway Boulevard and N. Spering Garden Avenue in DeLand just after 9 a.m. that caused a roadblock, a crash with injuries on southbound I-95 at mile marker 278 in Ormond Beach just after 9 a.m., a wreck on southbound I-95 in Ormond Beach at mile marker 266 just after 10 a.m., and a wreck with injuries on southbound I-95 at exit 249 (State Road 44) in New Smyrna Beach a few minutes later, the FHP reports.

[READ MORE: I-95 reopens after multiple wrecks kill 1 in Palm Coast]

A series of wrecks Monday closed all the southbound lanes and two of the northbound lanes of I-95 and snarled Flagler County traffic through the evening. The unknown driver of a 2005 Dodge Durango started things off about 4:15 a.m. when the driver lost control, struck the inside guard rail, and traveled back into the road where it was struck in succession by two more vehicles and struck a third, causing several injuries. Occupants of the Durango left the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement and were still being sought Monday evening, the FHP report states.

While first responders were dealing with the aftermath of that crash, another wreck occurred just before 6 a.m. north of Palm Coast Parkway resulting in a trauma alert, a patient transported to Halifax Medical Center and I-95 southbound completely shut down, according to reports from the FHP and the Flagler County Professional Firefighters Local 4337. Fifteen minutes later another wreck was reported in the same area.

About 6:30 a.m., the driver of a semi truck with two trailers traveling south failed to stop and struck a semi truck with a single trailer that was stuck in traffic from the previous wrecks, pushing it into a third vehicle, according to the FHP. The driver of the first truck, whose identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was killed.

Another crash occurred just five miles down the road at mile marker 294 at 8 a.m., reports said. Flagler County firefighters reported one trauma alert, with “extended extrication.”



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