NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 Tuesday that left one person dead.
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It happened shortly before 4 p.m. in the northbound lanes just south of the ramp to State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach.
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Troopers say the driver, identified only as an 18-year-old man from Melbourne, was traveling in the outside lane in a 2005 Ford Escape.
According to FHP, witnesses described seeing the driver run off the roadway to the right before he collided with multiple trees.
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Troopers say the teen was partially ejected from the SUV and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to a crash report.
The investigation into what caused the teen to run off the road is ongoing.
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The highway has since been cleared of any roadblock.
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