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Port St. Lucie man killed in overnight crash on I-95 northbound in Martin County

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Posted at 5:22 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 14:03:48-05

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said a 37-year-old Port St. Lucie man was killed on Interstate 95 northbound in Martin County early Thursday morning.

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The crash was reported around 2:15 a.m., blocking two lanes of traffic.

FHP said Elysamuel A. Martinez was driving a 2004 Honda Element north on I-95 near mile marker 95 and Hobe Sound.

Martinez drove off the road onto the grass shoulder, rotating clockwise down a grass slope and then struck a group of trees.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Martin County Fire Rescue personnel.

FHP said the cause of the wreck is under investigation.