Port St. Lucie woman killed in crash that closed northbound lanes of I-95 in West Palm Beach

Traffic diverted off at 45th Street exit
pickup truck collided into back of car in northbound lanes of I-95, July 13, 2021
Posted at 10:15 AM, Jul 13, 2021

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.

Chopper 5 aerial of traffic diverted off I-95 at 45th Street, July 13, 2021
A view from Chopper 5 shows northbound vehicles being diverted off Interstate 95 at the 45th Street exit.

A view from Chopper 5 showed northbound traffic backed up as vehicles were diverted off the highway.

All lanes reopened shortly after noon.