Fatal crash closes I-95 in Melbourne

Fatal crash closes I-95 in Melbourne

There are 13 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 9, 2008, titled Fatal crash closes I-95 in Melbourne. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Troopers in Melbourne this morning have shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, just south of Wickham Road, following a traffic fatality.

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Go Jags

Deland, FL

#1 Oct 9, 2008
people always die on that stretch of road. What gives?
richard cranium

Clermont, FL

#2 Oct 9, 2008
i travel 95 to melbourne every day. i have been in several near misses going south just past wickham rd. it is usually caused by impatient drivers merging onto 95 and not waiting their turn. they cut into the left lane doing 45-50 mph while traffic is going 75-80 mph. this forces oncoming traffic to slam on their brakes and starts a chain reaction crash. if people would just take their time and merge with traffic instead of cutting through it it would reduce the number of accidents greatly.

to the old geezers who try to get on the highway at 40 mph.....speed up!!! that is what the merge ramp is for.

Since: Aug 08

United States

#3 Oct 9, 2008
I've got a better idea! Since that stretch of road is so dangerous, it should be closed!!!!!! Or ban cars from it. Cause we all know inanimate objects cause accidents not stupid drivers!!!!
later gator

Dallas, TX

#4 Oct 9, 2008
Was it foggy there this morning? It was pretty foggy this morning in Ocoee, but seem to clear up by the time I got to Orlando, this was around 7:30 a.m.
Amy

Montgomery, AL

#5 Oct 9, 2008
No, it wasn't foggy here. According to the local paper (Florida Today), the driver of the Mustang was travelling at a high rate of speed. Not uncommon for drivers on I-95, esp. in Brevard Co. for some reason.
Jeff

Orlando, FL

#6 Oct 9, 2008
Its the old people in Viera/Suntree, how many deaths have to occur before people realize 92 year olds shouldn't be on the road.
Getting older

Orlando, FL

#8 Oct 9, 2008
Jeff wrote:
Its the old people in Viera/Suntree, how many deaths have to occur before people realize 92 year olds shouldn't be on the road.
Turn the age number around.
How many 29 year old's shouldn't be on the road?
Many.
jojo

Lakeland, FL

#9 Oct 9, 2008
I saw the car coming across the medium he missed me but hit the truck head on. Nothing we could do for the 26 year old, but several of us were with the man in the truck reassuring him help was on the way. My hope is that he recovers and wish him the best.
beach bum

United States

#10 Oct 9, 2008
Find his cell phone records.
jojo

Montgomery, AL

#11 Oct 9, 2008
When I use to live there I remembered how bad it was. A big portion of that highway is 2 lanes and thats a huge issue someone is always in a hurry and the construction there to turn it into three lanes is still ongoing, but I'm pretty sure once that is done the number of accidents will go down tremendously.
later gator

Dallas, TX

#13 Oct 9, 2008
It's a shame, I don't know why so many people drive like they're the only ones on the road.
McLovin

United States

#18 Oct 9, 2008
Good riddance, one less maniac on the road.
devastated

Deland, FL

#19 Oct 9, 2008
Good riddance! That is what you people say. What if that was a friend or family member of yours. This man was a friend, a son, a brother, and an uncle. He was a friend of mine. He was one of the sweetest, big hearted man you could ever meet. He was just tryig to get to work like the rest of. He made a bad decision and wound up paying the price. Some of you should have some sympathy. I don't know how you could be so cold-hearted.

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