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Woman, 29, killed along I-95 southbound in Boynton Beach

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Posted at 7:57 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 23:49:18-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said 29-year-old Roxene M. Foster was hit and killed Friday morning while standing on the shoulder of her disabled car on Interstate 95 southbound at Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach.

Foster taught 2-year-olds at Bluffs school in Jupiter.

Michelle Jones, the director at the school, said they were more than colleagues they were friends, "She was just coming into her own she was young she had been here for almost two years.”

Jones wanted to talk to WPTV because, “Just to kind of shed some light on her she had this aura around her that just penetrated happiness.” “In the two years she was working here she lost all this weight like 150 pounds. All of her own being healthy."

Photos of Foster sent to WPTV by Michelle Jones of the Bluffs School

According the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2005 Acura, driven by Dennis Maza Bodee, a 56-year-old Boca Raton man, was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 around 7:10 a.m.

FHP said a 2007 Hyundai Tucson was properly parked on the outside shoulder of southbound Interstate 95 facing south.

A third vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai, was also properly parked on the outside grass shoulder facing northeast.

The FHP report said the Tucson was disabled and a woman was standing on the left side of the vehicle at the driver's door.

For an unknown reason, the Acura went onto the outside shoulder, striking the left, rear corner of the Tucson.

The Acura then struck the woman, who was was sent into the air and hit the windshield of the 2013 Hyundai, coming to a final rest on the outside grass shoulder.

FHP said the Acura continued traveling southbound before being stopped by witnesses about a half-mile south of the crash.

“She started dating someone, was in love with him they were talking about a family and a future,” Jones said. She just had so much going on you never saw her without a smile on her face.”

Several southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for a couple hours Friday morning, creating major delays. But around 10:30 a.m., all lanes reopened.

Charges are pending in the case.