1 woman dead; 3 others injured, including 7-year-old boy, in multi-vehicle crash on I-95

FORT LAUDERDALE — At least one woman is dead and three other people, including a child, were injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 95, forcing all southbound lanes to shut down.

As of 9:30 a.m., all southbound lanes on I-95 are closed and traffic is being diverted to Interstate 595.

Around 4:06 a.m., a red Kia Forte was driving south on I-95, just north of Marina Mile Boulevard within Fort Lauderdale city limits. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, he then lost control of his car and began to travel in a southeasterly direction, colliding with a concrete median wall and redirected in a southwest direction. His car came to a stop facing west while obstructing the inside center and outside center lanes. The driver — identified as a 29-year-old man from Miami — was not injured.

Then, a black Mercedes-Benz GLA250 crashed into the red Kia and came to a stop inside of the outside lane, facing southeast. At this time, the red Kia then slid into the inside and inside center lanes. The driver — identified as as a 34-year-old woman from Pompano Beach — was not injured.

After that, a black Kia Forte drove near the crash and stopped facing southeast in the outside center lane, and its driver exited her vehicle to render aid to the crash victims. According to FHP, she was standing to the left of her car upon the outside center lane.

Meanwhile, a black Lexus IS300 and silver Cadillac ATS were driving along, with the Cadillac in front of the Lexus. The Cadillac then slowed down to avoid colliding with the black Kia; however, the Lexus did not react in time to the Cadillac and rear-ended the car, rotating it counter-clockwise as it traveled south.

The Cadillac’s right side then slammed into the black Kia’s driver and her car as it continued to spin and travel southeasterly, before coming to a stop facing north in the inside lane. The black Kia driver was then thrown south of where she was standing before landing in the outside center lane. She died on the scene, FHP stated, adding that she was only identified as a 23-year-old woman from Miami.

During this time, the Lexus also spun before coming to a stop facing northwest in the inside center lane, just south of the red Kia. The Lexus driver — identified as a 19-year-old woman from Pembroke Pines — was not injured.

According to FHP, a black Ford Explorer then came upon the crash while driving in the center lane, where the red Kia was still blocking traffic. The Ford driver then turned to the left to avoid crashing but ended up colliding with the rear-right end of the red Kia. He then continued traveling southeast before crashing into the barrier and continued toward the Cadillac, crashing into that car as well and pushing it further away from where it came to its initial stop. The Ford then traveled southwest and came to a stop in the inside and outside center lanes.

The Cadillac driver — identified as a 41-year-old man from Doral — suffered critical injuries; his two passengers were also injured, including a 34-year-old woman, who suffered non-incapacitating injuries, and a 7-year-old boy, who suffered incapacitating injuries. And, the Ford driver — identified as a 21-year-old man from Pembroke Pines — was not injured.

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