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3-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Interstate 95 north in West Palm Beach

22-year-old woman spotted driving recklessly with young child in car
Crash on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach
Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-02 16:40:34-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — A crash involving three vehicles on Interstate 95 northbound in West Palm Beach caused major traffic headaches Friday afternoon.

The wreck happened just after 1:30 p.m. near the Southern Boulevard exit.

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Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Indiana Miranda said that the wreck involved a semi, a blue Honda Accord and a U-Haul box truck.

Investigators said the driver of the Accord, a 22-year-old woman, was seen driving recklessly, speeding and changing in multiple lanes of traffic.

The Accord collided with the semi, which caused the tractor-trailer to hit the U-Haul. FHP said the U-Haul then hit a concrete wall on the left should of Interstate 95.

The 22-year-old woman and a child between the ages of 5 and 10, who was a passenger in her car, were taken to a hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.

At 2:30 p.m., FHP said that two northbound outside lanes were open for traffic. However, the left inside lanes were closed while troopers investigate the crash.

Traffic was starting to get back to normal by 4:30 p.m.