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Semi Truck Rear-Ends 18 Wheeler in Accident on I-95 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla — Two semi truck were involved in an accident on Thursday, June 14, that shut down the southbound lanes of I-95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. One 18 wheeler was hauling refrigerated meat while the second big rig was hauling onions.

Two semi trucks crashed on the southbound I-95 near New Smyrna Beach, FL on June 14, 2012. A refrigerated meat truck rear-ended a second big rig hauling a load of onions.

Both trucks were traveling southbound on the I-95 when the driver of the meat truck traveling behind the onion truck struck the rear of the onion truck and jackknifed. This caused the onion truck’s trailer to come apart, spilling onions all over the road. The driver of the meat truck told FHP troopers that he fell asleep.

Map showing location of semi truck accident on the southbound I-95 between State Road 44 and New Indian Rd near New Smyrna Beach, FL on June 14, 2012.

The Brevard Times reported that the meat truck driver was extricated from his cab and airlifted to a nearby hospital and that the road remained closed due to the spilled onions, a fuel spill, debris from the crash, and damage to the highway.

Charges are pending against the meat truck driver.


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