Fatal crash on Interstate 95 at SW Martin Highway in Palm City

PALM CITY, Fla. - One person was killed after an early-morning crash Wednesday on Interstate 95 northbound in Martin County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred around 3:48 a.m. Wednesday at I-95 near SW Martin Highway in Palm City.

The victim was identified as Tarah L. Hunter, 29, of Port St. Lucie.

Hunter was driving northbound on I-95 in the outside travel lane but failed to negotiate a curve, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

Her vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Matrix, traveled off the road onto the grass median that separates the northbound and southbound travel lanes of I-95.

Upon traveling onto the grass median, the car began to rotate in a clockwise direction, sliding sideways.  This caused the car to collide into a tree.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation

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