I-4 reopens in Volusia after fatal dump truck crash
Updated On: Apr 28 2014 02:02:48 PM EDT
A woman was killed and four others were injured Monday morning in a crash that forced officials to close Interstate 4 near the St. Johns River Bridge in Volusia County.
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The Florida Highway Patrol said Logan Cool, 32, of DeLand, died in the crash, which happened around 7 a.m. on westbound I-4 near U.S. Highway 17-92. All westbound lanes reopened just before noon.
According to FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes, Franklin Ramirez, 51, of Kissimmee, was driving a dump truck eastbound on I-4 and lost control of the vehicle when a tire apparently separated. The truck crashed through a guardrail in the median of the highway, striking two vehicles in the westbound lanes.
Logan, one of the westbound drivers, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
The other westbound vehicle, a pickup truck, was sideswiped by the dump truck, the FHP said. The driver of the pickup was not injured.
Another car swerved to miss the dump truck and crashed into the guard rail, injuring four occupants, troopers said.
The driver of the dump truck and the four others, including one child, were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Video from the scene showed wreckage from the crash and skid marks across the median between the east and westbound lanes.
The FHP said 60 gallons of fuel spilled onto I-4.
The FHP said April has been one of the deadliest months in several years in Central Florida. There have been five fatal crashes in Voluisa and Seminole counties since the weekend, troopers said.
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