Deadly crash shuts down I-95 in Brevard County, troopers say

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers are investigating a deadly crash that shut down northbound Interstate 95 for a few hours Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. in between the Wickham Road and Pineda Causeway exits in the Viera area of Brevard County.

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a Nissan Altima, traveling northbound, lost control of the car, hitting a guardrail and overturning in the northbound lanes of I-95.

A good Samaritan traveling southbound on I-95 stopped to help the driver of the Altima out of the car.

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Troopers said a Honda Civic, traveling northbound, hit the driver and pedestrian, who was outside the car.

The 32-year-old driver of the Altima was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The pedestrian and the driver of the Civic were transported to the hospital with what is considered to be minor injuries.

Northbound lanes of I-95 are now reopened.

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