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Interstate 95 reopens after big-rig crash

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A semi-truck hauling several types of chemicals, including battery acid and petroleum, crashed near the New Dunn Avenue overpass of Interstate 95 in Ormond Beach, closing it down. Florida Highway Patrol reported that the truck was traveling south on Interstate 95 when it blew a tire.  The driver crashed into several barriers in the median,…

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Truck weigh stations

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Some information for Florida truck drivers - The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will not build a truck weigh station along U. S. 1 in Flagler County.  The controversial station was going to be built to catch truckers exiting Interstate 95 to take U. S. 1 to avoid paying higher costs for hauling…

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Truck hits man while son watches

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A big-rig driver not paying attention failed to slow down near a roadside work crew. He backed into a tractor and killed a 47-year old man on Interstate 95, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver claimed someone tried to cut him off, but he could not substantiate his claim. The man’s son was working…

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Tractor-trailer catches on fire in Lake Worth

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The southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed early the other morning when a passenger vehicle lost control and veered into the path of a tractor-trailer, causing the tractor-trailer to crash into a concrete wall and flip on its side.  The truck was carrying PVC piping, which spilled all over the road.  The impact caused…

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Two big-rig accidents on Interstate-95

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Interstate-95 kept commuters in traffic most of the morning recently.  Two big-rig accidents occurred that day.  A tractor-trailer crashed into the back of another tractor-trailer, spilling diesel fuel on the roadway. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  They said both trucks were moving at the time and no one was hurt.

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100 deadliest highways for truckers

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Truckers beware.  The following is must-read for you.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently put together a list of the 100 deadliest highways in America.  Florida’s Interstate-95 was at the top.   The report covered a four-year period ending in 2008.  It states that there were over 650 fatal accidents on Interstate-95 during that timeframe.…

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I-95 scene of 2 big rig accidents

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It was a hectic ride for those on Interstate 95 in St. Augustine the other morning.  A tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer, causing two southbound lanes to be backed up for hours after diesel fuel spilled on the road.   Florida Highway Patrol said both trucks were moving at the time.  They are investigating the accident…

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