Woman fatally struck on I-95 after getting into crash

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A woman was fatally struck on Interstate 95 after she got out of her SUV following another crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

At about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, troopers said a 51-year-old woman was a passenger in a SUV.

The driver of the SUV told troopers that they got a flat tire and stopped in the center northbound lane of Interstate 95.

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Shortly after, the SUV was rear-ended by another car.

As both vehicles were disabled in the center lane, the occupants got out of their cars.

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The 51-year-old woman was standing on the passenger side of the SUV.

Troopers said another driver traveling northbound on I-95 saw the vehicles stopped in the center lane. The driver told troopers that he swerved to the right to avoid the crash.

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The front left of his vehicle then struck the right side of the SUV and the woman who was standing next to it.

The woman later died at a hospital.

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The crash remains under investigation.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.