I-95 north of Jupiter open again after fatal crash

By Lindsay Cohen email

JUPITER, FL (WFLX) -- A fatal crash involving several vehicles forced authorities to close I-95 just north of Jupiter for more than five hours Friday.

The accident happened along I-95 southbound between Indiantown and Donald Ross Roads just before 3 am Friday morning.

Authorities say one car pulled out of the emergency lane along the highway, causing a chain-reaction crash between two tractor-trailers and a car. One of the semis hit another, causing its furniture cargo trailer to block traffic. A third car -- a silver Honda Civic -- slammed into the furniture trailer, and the driver was killed.

Florida Highway Patrol has not publicly identified the victim just yet, but authorities say she was on her way to work as a flight attendant, heading out of Palm Beach International Airport.

The area was blanketed by a thick, dense fog this morning but authorities do not believe fog was a factor in the crash.