2 dead in Vero Beach crash on I-95

Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2017-01-01 19:38:12-05

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Southbound I-95 was shut down for a few hours after a fatal crash Saturday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol says the crash involved three vehicles, including a tractor-trailer.

It happened at mile marker 148, just north of the State Road 60 exit at 5:25 a.m.

Passenger Dierdre M. Martin, 45, of St. Albans, Vt., died at the scene, and the vehicle's driver, 44-year-old Gary C. Karl, of Tequesta, Fla., died after being rushed to Lawnwood Regional Hospital. One other person was injured with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.