Florida - Truck Driver Killed in I-95 Crash

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    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- The last thing fellow truck driver Tim radioed to his friend, who was in another semi, was to watch out for slow traffic ahead on I-95.

    Tim's friend put on his blinker and maneuvered around some traffic. However, instead of staying on the interstate, he barreled right off the road through a fence, and into the woods. His cargo of potatoes spilled and trees fell. The cab of the semi caught fire and so did a small part of the woods.

    Florida Highway Patrol Corporal robert Asbill said, "When we got the call, they said he was still entrapped in the vehicle and that the flames were too intense and too hot for anyone to remove him."

    The semi driver, whose name has not been released, died on the scene.

    Emergency crews say it's unusual the driver did not brake, leave any skidmarks, or anything. Slight impressions of tire tracks in the grass are all you see. Another amazing part of this crash is no one else got hurt.

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    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A truck driver was killed Friday afternoon when his vehicle crashed into a wooded area on the side of a highway.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 carrying an open bed of potatoes when the driver, later identified as 61-year-old Edwin Halsey of Virginia, lost control of the vehicle and veered off the roadway about 3 miles south of International Golf Parkway.

    The truck crashed and the entire cab was engulfed in flames, fatally burning the driver inside.

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