Sunday, June 9, 2013

Man Dies In Brevard County I-95 Crash

MIMS, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 38-year-old man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash on I-95 at mile marker 227 near Mims, Florida at 11:35 p.m. last night.

FHP says that the man was driving a 2006 Porsche Cayenne northbound on I-95 in the right lane and failed to negotiate a right sweeping curve.  The Porsche then traveled into the media where the front left side struck a guardrail.

FHP investigators believe that the man attempted to steer away from the guardrail and back onto the road but over-corrected and traveled back across both lanes onto the east shoulder.  The Porsche then traveled onto the dirt and grassy should where the front left side struck a palm tree, causing the luxury SUV to overturn.  

The left forward side of the Porsche then struck a large oak tree and second palm tree, then another tree.  FHP investigators say that the man, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the SUV sometime between hitting the first tree and the second set of trees.

The driver's identity is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. He was transported to the Brevard County Medical Examiner's office.

The crash remains under investigation.