According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a woman from Port Orange passed away early Wednesday morning due to injuries sustained in a collision that caused the closure of a portion of Interstate 95 in the Palm Coast region for approximately five hours.
According to the state troopers, the accident occurred at approximately 8:30 in the morning in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, just north of the Old Kings Road North overpass.
An FHP report states that a woman in her 53rd year was driving a sedan behind a semi pulling a trailer in the center lane when the semi began to slow down as it approached traffic. The woman was traveling in the center lane. The automobile could not come to a complete stop before colliding with the trailer.
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According to the troopers, the sedan became wedged underneath the trailer as both vehicles traveled in a northerly direction before stopping in the middle lane.
According to the report, the man from Miami driving the semi and was behind the wheel when it was involved in the accident did not sustain any injuries.