TrafficTraffic News


Motorcyclist killed in crash with FDOT vehicle on I-95 in northern Palm Beach County

FDOT Severe Incident Response Vehicle catches fire
A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and FDOT Severe Incident Response Vehicle occurred on Interstate 95 in Jupiter on March 4, 2024.
Posted at 2:59 PM, Mar 04, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-04 22:04:20-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Drivers on Interstate 95 northbound in northern Palm Beach County faced significant delays Monday afternoon following a fatal crash that involved a motorcycle and a Florida Department of Transportation vehicle.

The wreck was reported at 12:47 p.m. just south of the Donald Ross Road exit, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Pictures from the scene showed the charred remains of an FDOT Severe Incident Response Vehicle.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the FDOT Severe Incident Response Vehicle was traveling northbound in the inside center travel lane. A 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 41-year-old man from West Palm Beach man, was also traveling northbound in the inside travel lane.

The FHP said the 69-year-old driver of the FDOT vehicle didn't see the motorcyclist and began a left turn to travel onto a designated "Official Use Only" turnaround in the median of the interstate.

The FDOT vehicle traveled through the inside lane and entered partially onto the shoulder of the interstate.

The motorcyclist attempted to avoid the FDOT truck but couldn't avoid the collision, the report said.

The front of the Harley Davidson collided with the left side of the FDOT vehicle.

After the impact, the motorcyclist was ejected as the Harley Davidson went underneath the FDOT vehicle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the FDOT truck was not hurt, according to the crash report.

The FHP said they are still investigating the wreck.