Daytona Beach, FL - A crash that closed three lanes of I-95 for most of the morning claimed the life of a 60-year-old Port Orange man.
Investigators with Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) say three vehicles—an SUV driven by a 45-year-old New Smyrna Beach woman; a sedan driven by a 60-year-old Port Orange man; and the deceased's motorcycle—were headed northbound on I-95 in Daytona Beach around 7:15 Wednesday (June 9) morning near International Speedway Boulevard (ISB), with the motorcycle leading the sedan and SUV, respectively.
According to state troopers, traffic ahead of the motorcycle began to slow down for aluminum debris that was lying in the roadway. Both the motorcycle and the sedan slowed down, but the SUV failed to slow down. The SUV then struck the rear of the sedan, which was pushed into the motorcycle, ejecting the rider.
The motorcycle rider died later that morning at Halifax Health Medical Center. Traffic was additionally backed up for most of the morning with congestion stretching from ISB Exit 256 for Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange. FHP says the crash remains under investigation and the agency has not indicated if any charges are pending.