08/19/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Mims, FL—A violent Interstate 95 crossover crash resulted in one fatality and left two others injured early Thursday, August 19, 2010. The accident involved a previously wrecked dump truck and trailer-hauling van, according to information provided by Florida Today.com.
Reports stated 34-year-old dump truck driver Eliseo Aguirre was heading northbound on I-95 when a tire blew. The dump truck subsequently careened across the median and into the southbound lanes of traffic. The dump truck seemingly overturned in the southbound lanes.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spokeswoman Kim Montes reported, “The driver and a passenger were able to get out of the dump truck. Several witnesses also stopped and helped them.” The driver of a 2000 Pontiac van that was hauling a trailer full of motorcycles, however, failed to notice the flipped dump truck.
“There were no skid marks. The van ran right into the dump truck and burst into flames. We believe there was one man inside,” Montes added. The van driver, who was later identified as 58-year-old Victor Pigeon of Pembroke Park, was killed in the truck-van crash.
Aguirre and his unidentified passenger were rushed to Bert Fish Medical Center in Volusia County. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Additionally, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reportedly inspected the damaged dump truck as a means to determine whether the operators abided by state regulations.
Florida Highway Patrol officials continue to investigate the fatal I-95 accident.
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