NewsRegion C Palm Beach CountyWest Palm Beach


Tampa man killed in I-95 two-vehicle crash in Brevard County

Posted: 9:52 PM, Jan 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-01 04:33:12Z

A Tampa man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Brevard County Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

The crash happened at 3:30 p.m. at MM 163, just north of Indian River County.  

Officials say a semi-truck carrying thousands of gallons of hydrogen peroxide and dozens of gallons of  diesel fuel had a tire thread separation, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe.

The semi overturned and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His identity has not been released. 

Two occupants in the Hyundai, 69-year-old Robert Racicot and 61-year-old Celina Rue of Canada, were taken to Holmes Regional Hospital for treatment of their injuries. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.