WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A fatal crash closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach for several hours Tuesday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 60-year-old Port St. Lucie woman was driving north, just north of the 45th Street exit, when her car became disabled in the middle of I-95. The driver of a pickup truck traveling behind the woman's car couldn't stop in time and the vehicle slammed into the back of the car.
The woman in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck -- a 48-year-old Boca Raton man -- had only minor injuries.
Northbound traffic was being diverted off the 45th Street exit during the crash investigation.
A view from Chopper 5 showed northbound traffic backed up as vehicles were diverted off the highway.
All lanes reopened shortly after noon.