A devastating accident on Interstate 95 in Brevard County resulted in the death of a 23-year-old woman from Selma, North Carolina, early Saturday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the accident led to the temporary closure of all southbound lanes near Port St. John.
Traffic cameras captured the moment when all southbound traffic was diverted off the interstate due to the accident. The roadway has since been reopened, and the investigation is ongoing.
The incident took place around 4:20 a.m. near mile marker 207, situated between State Road 528 and Port St. John Parkway. According to authorities, the young woman was driving a sedan in the center southbound lane when her vehicle unexpectedly swerved into a boat trailer towed by a pickup truck in the adjacent lane.
As her sedan began to overturn, the woman was thrown from the vehicle, landing in the outside lane. Tragically, she was then hit by an SUV. Authorities noted that she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
The woman was declared dead at the scene. The 33-year-old Rockledge woman who was driving the SUV was unharmed and remained at the scene. The occupants of the pickup truck, a 28-year-old man from Cocoa and a 29-year-old man from Titusville, were also unharmed.