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Troopers: Teen driver in Florida distracted by phone causes fatal I-95 crash

56-year-old truck driver killed in wreck
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Posted at 1:47 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 13:47:00-04

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a teenager drifted into another lane on Interstate 95 and hit a tractor trailer after being distracted by her phone.

The agency says the 56-year-old truck driver died in the crash early Wednesday morning.

The 18-year-old told investigators she hit the truck's rear wheels after overcorrecting her vehicle. The truck veered off the road, hitting a guard rail before overturning.

The teen suffered minor injuries. Troopers say both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The crash happened near Palm Coast in central Florida.