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2 drivers, passenger dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton

Crash occurred in northbound express lanes near Palmetto Park Road
A fatal crash shuts down all express lanes on Interstate 95 northbound near Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton on March 29, 2024.jpg
Posted at 6:57 AM, Mar 29, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-29 09:21:40-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Two drivers and a passenger died in a head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton on Friday morning.

The wreck happened before 3 a.m. near Palmetto Park Road. All northbound express lanes were shut down for hours starting at Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach.

The express lanes eventually reopened at approximately 8 a.m.

Aerial video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed two vehicles involved in the wreck, a white sedan and red sedan, both with major front-end damage and debris littering the express lanes.

WATCH: Chopper 5 report from fatal crash

Deadly crash shuts down Interstate 95 express lanes in Boca Raton

In the crash report provided by Florida Highway Patrol, a man driving a Hyundai Elantra south in the northbound express lane collided with a Ford Fusion being driven north by a 34-year-old Highland Beach man. The wrong-way driver struck the front of the Fusion, sending it between the inside and outside express lanes, FHP said.

The Elantra crashed into a concrete barrier wall.

A woman in the Ford Fusion was taken to Delray Medical Center in critical condition and she later died.

FHP did not identify people involved in the accident.