I-4 reopens in Deltona after fatal dump truck crash



DELTONA, Fla. - A dump truck drove through a guardrail, causing a fatal four-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 4 Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP troopers said a front tire on the eastbound dump truck separated and the truck traveled through the guardrail and struck three cars traveling west and killing a DeLand woman.

The accident happened in Volusia County near the St. John's River Bridge.

Logan Cool, 32, died at the scene. Five other people suffered minor injuries, troopers said.

Westbound I-4 was closed immediately after the 6:50 a.m. crash. Troopers reopened the lanes around 11:45 a.m.

Troopers identified the truck driver as Franklin Ramirez, 51, of Kissimmee. Ramirez suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Troopers said they are looking into what might have caused the tire to separate.

"Even though a tire separation occurred, we still have to have an inspection of that vehicle. That's why our expert is out here from FHP, to look at that dump truck, we have to look at the actions of that driver," said Sgt. Kim Montes, with the Florida Highway Patrol, said.