1 dead after falling off overpass on I-95

Author: CBS12
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One person has fallen off of the overpass at the scene of a semi-truck crash on I-95 in Boca Raton. (Photo via WPEC)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) One person died Wednesday morning after falling off of the overpass at the scene of a semi-truck crash on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton, according to responding crews.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened jut before 5:30 a.m., and the crash shut down three southbound lanes of Interstate 95 southbound at Congress Avenue

The driver of the truck told troopers he was trying to make a U-turn on the ramp when he lost control, causing the truck to flip over. It resulted in the semi-truck dangling off of the overpass.

The driver was able to safely escape but Trooper Zarazinski says one person who was responding to the scene fell over the edge and died.

Traffic on Interstate 95 is at a stand still in both directions for several miles back, and Boca Raton Police are urging drivers to avoid the area.

CBS12 is told crews are expected to be at the scene for several more hours as they conduct their investigation.

This incident comes less than a year after another crash on the same overpass.

In August 2016, a driver of a semi-truck crashed, and the truck was seen dangling from the overpass. The truck driver was pulled to safety.

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