Semi-truck crash on I-95 causes southbound delays in Delray Beach – Palm Beach Post

DELRAY BEACH — A fatal crash on Interstate 95 a half-mile south of Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach involving a semi-truck and a Dodge Caravan caused significant southbound rush-hour delays Tuesday morning. 
The collision happened shortly before 5:30 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Aerial footage from WPTV Chopper 5 showed the 2014 Dodge Caravan had crashed into the back of a Freightliner semi-truck.
The Dodge Caravan’s driver, a 50-year-old man from Boca Raton, was pronounced dead at the scene, per the FHP. The other drivers involved were unhurt. 
According to FHP, the Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on the outside travel lane behind the semi-truck, driven by a 56-year-old male from Lawrenceville, Ga. When the semi-truck slowed down, the Dodge Caravan couldn’t slow down in time to avoid a rear-end collision.
A Toyota Camry, trailing both vehicles in the same lane, veered to the left to avoid a collision and ended up hitting the semi-truck.
In the aftermath, at least three lanes in the southbound direction were blocked for hours.
Southbound drivers detoured at Congress Avenue, Military Trail or Florida’s Turnpike.
Jasmine Fernández is a journalist covering Delray Beach and Boca Raton at The Palm Beach Post. You can reach her at and follow her on Twitter at @jasminefernandz. Help support our work. Subscribe today.