Brevard County, Florida A portion of Interstate 95 in Brevard County was razed Wednesday night after four cars collided and a tractor-trailer spilled sandwiches and other groceries on the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It was closed and two men were injured.
Troopers said the wreck involving two tractor-trailers occurred around 5:00 p.m. on southbound I-95 just south of State Route 520 in Cocoa.
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A 22-year-old man driving a tractor trailer stopped on the shoulder of southbound I-95 due to a mechanical problem, crash reports show. After arranging for the vehicle to be repaired or removed, the New York driver had pulled out of the roadway and had hand cones and reflectors outside, according to FHP.
At the same time, a lorry was traveling south on Interstate 95 when the 24-year-old Titusville driver veered out of his lane and slammed into the front of another tractor-trailer.
After the crash, the tractor-trailer collided with two sedans traveling south and overturned, according to the crash report.
The Titusville man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said. The New York driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to FHP.
All lanes were blocked for about 45 minutes after the crash to facilitate rescue and debris cleanup.
As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, officers said two lanes had been reopened, but the right side was closed as crew unloaded trucks to pick up frozen sandwiches and other food items that had spilled from the commercial vehicle after the crash. lanes remain closed.
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