A 44-year-old Jupiter woman was killed in an early-morning crash on Interstate 95 on Sunday at Boynton Beach, reports the Palm Beach Post.
A 19-year-old man of West Palm Beach was driving a 1999 Isuzu pickup truck north just after 5 a.m. when the truck’s right rear tire separated. The truck hit a concrete median, causing it to veer across the northbound lanes of traffic.
The 44-year-old female driver of a 2002 Mitsubishi sedan, also traveling north, moved from the second inside northbound lane to the middle lane to avoid colliding with the pickup truck. The Mitsubishi then hit two other northbound vehicles.
Two passengers in the Mitsubishi were taken to Delray Medical Center. The 48-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man, both of Palm Beach Gardens, were seriously injured in the crash.
The pickup truck driver and his passenger, a 20-year-old man, also of West Palm Beach, sustained serious injuries and were taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach.
A 26-year-old man, of Boynton Beach, was uninjured when the Mitsubishi hit his 2006 Dodge Charger on its left side.
A 31-year-old man, of Palm Beach Gardens was driving a 2002 Ford truck whose front end also collided with the Mitsubishi. He also was uninjured.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and Woolbright Road were shut down after the accident. They were reopened by mid-morning.