BOCA RATON, Florida — Two cars hit and killed a man who was walking on Interstate 95 on Sunday morning in Boca Raton. All southbound lanes were closed for seven hours.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that the crash with several cars happened at 6:34 a.m. before Exit 15 (Glades Road). At the Yamato Road/Spanish River Boulevard exit, traffic was sent in a different direction. Boca Raton police say that all lanes were open again at 1:36 p.m.
The lanes going north were not affected.
FHP says that the man was “standing or walking in the inside lane” while a white 2020 Ford utility truck and a gray 2015 Hyundai car were going south. The front of the truck hit the person on foot, who fell to the ground in the middle lane. The car’s front bumper hit the person on the ground.
The truck came to a controlled stop on the left inside paved shoulder, which is also where the car ended up.
People from Boca Raton Fire Rescue pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.
The truck driver, a 28-year-old man from Hialeah, and the car driver, a 36-year-old man from St. Lucie County, were not hurt.
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