Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Westbound State Road 528 Re-Opened

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida -   The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that the westbound lanes of State Road 528 (also known as the Beachline) are closed due to a fatal accident.


The accident occurred near mile marker 29 west of the Brevard County / Orange County line and the intersection of State Road 520 at  2:28 a.m. Tuesday. 


FHP is advising motorists to use State Road 520 as an alternate route to State Road 528 when traveling westbound from Brevard County to Orlando, Florida.



UPDATE #1: S.R. 528 has been re-opened. 


UPDATE #2: FHP says that a 2004 Hyundai Sonata was traveling westbound in the inside lane of State Road 528.  The Sonata traveled onto the inside grassy shoulder.  The driver then over-corrected - causing the Sonata to travel across both westbound lanes.  


The Sonata continued onto the outside grassy shoulder where the left midsection of the vehicle struck a tree.




The driver suffered fatal injuries on the scene.




FHP has not released the driver's identity pending next-of-kin notification.