Two Drivers Die in Afternoon Rush-Hour Accidents
Florida Today-October 11, 2012-According to the article two people was killed in two separate car accidents that tied up traffic on major Brevard County roadways during Wednesdays afternoon rush-hour commute. The fatal crashes occurred about an hour away from each other on Interstate 95. One located in Rockledge and the other on State Road A1A south of Eau Gallie Boulevard in Indialantic, Brevard County, Florida. The wreck in Rockledge occurred around 3:50 p.m. when a south bound dump truck crashed into a center divider and caught on fire. The 70-year-old Malabar driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the wreck, but his name is being withheld pending the notification of his family. Spokesmen from Florida Highway Patrol believe he may have had a medical condition that caused his accident. All six lanes of traffic were shut down for about an hour, leaving cars backed up for miles in each direction.
The article goes onto say that as crews opened the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 a deadly crash was reported in Indialantic. A 52-year-old man was driving north on State Road A1A at about 4:40 p.m. in a GMC pickup. For an unknown reason the man left the roadway near Coral Way E, and hit a culvert and guy wires to a power pole, then crashed into the woods. The man was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries. Authorities do not know if he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. Due to the accident power lines were down and reported as man as 1,400 nearby customers were without power for short time.
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