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Vero Beach, FL 36.8779954, -77.4037357

Vero Beach, FL – Fatal Five-Vehicle Crash on I-95/MM 153 Leaves Four Dead

Vero Beach, FL (July 1, 2024) – A  crash involving five vehicles on I-95 northbound near mile marker 153 resulted in the deaths of four people, including a 7-year-old boy, early Monday morning, July 1st. , Vero Beach, FL – Fatal Five-Vehicle Crash on I-95/MM 153 Leaves Four DeadThe Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that the accident occurred at 2:15 a.m. and involved a total of eleven people. The chain of events began when a 37-year-old Miami woman driving a Toyota Camry rear-ended a Suzuki Vitara driven by a 40-year-old Miami man, causing both vehicles to become disabled. A Dodge Journey driven by a 40-year-old Palm Bay woman with several passengers, including children, then collided with the Suzuki. As the drivers of the Camry and Suzuki assisted the Dodge Journey’s occupants, a Freightliner semi-truck approached and collided with the vehicles, striking and killing the drivers of the Camry and Suzuki at the scene. A Chrysler Pacifica, driven by a 27-year-old Canadian man, also became involved when it swerved to avoid the disabled vehicles but collided with the Camry. The 7-year-old boy and the 40-year-old woman from the Dodge Journey were pronounced dead at the scene. Other victims were transported to local hospitals, except for the semi-truck driver, who was released after being assessed. FHP continues to investigate the tragic incident.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families affected and wish a full recovery to those injured.

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