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Head-On Collision Kills Two, Closes I-95 for Six Hours Near Jacksonville

June 25, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two cars exploded into flames after colliding head-on on Interstate 95 near the Old St. Augustine exit in the southbound lanes of travel. reported that both drivers involved in the crash died instantly when the vehicles burst into flames after colliding head-on. At least one of the autos overturned in the collision. The horrific crashed forced troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol to close Interstate 95 southbound entirely for at least six hours. Two of the southbound lanes remained closed for about eleven hours after the accident so crews could repair the road surface and clear debris. Florida Highway Patrol officers continue to investigate the incident. *

Florida State Highway Patrol officers are trying to figure out why a 23-year-old female drove north in the southbound travel lanes of I-95 in the small hours of Friday morning. Troopers received the call reporting the deadly crash just before 3:00 a.m. Photographs were taken near the scene of the collision show fire licking the sky some 20 feet off of the ground as flames incinerated the vehicles. 

The accident was not survivable according to the description of the crash provided by First Coast News.  The news outlet described the vehicles colliding head-on, with both of the cars overturning, and then immediately bursting into flames. The reporting troopers did not describe the vehicle that the 23-year-old woman drove. Troopers said the vehicle she hit was a van. Authorities did not identify the occupant of the van publicly.

Florida Highway Patrol officers were able to open all lanes of I-95 south to traffic after crews repaired the roads, which were completed around 1:30 p.m. Troopers were able to open at least one lane of travel six hours after the accident happened. Troopers said the investigation is still open. 

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