I-95 in Flagler reopens after driver killed in fiery crash

Roadway damaged by blaze near Palm Coast

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:42:21 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 24 2013 06:45:31 PM EST
PALM COAST, Fla. -

A stretch of Interstate 95 in Flagler County reopened Tuesday evening after being closed for more than 13 hours when a driver was killed in a fiery crash that damaged the roadway, officials say.

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In a tweet earlier on Tuesday, the Flagler County sheriff said, "NB 95 FROM PALM COAST PKWY TO US1 WILL BE CLOSED UP TO 24 HOURS DUE TO CRASH."

Florida Highway Patrol crews were called around 4 a.m. Tuesday to I-95 northbound near Palm Coast Parkway in Palm Coast in reference to a crash.

Troopers said a big rig transporting fuel and a tractor-trailer collided. The truck carrying fuel exploded, killing the driver Christopher Mceuen, 41, of Jacksonville according to the FHP.

The driver of the semi truck 33 year-old St. Claire Agenord of Winter Haven was not hurt.

FHP troopers said the crash ignited a fire along the roadway and it had to be repaired before anyone could drive on it.

Traffic along I-95 northbound was being rerouted to East Moody Boulevard, which is State Road 100. After 6 p.m. Tuesday, troopers said I-95 reopened to traffic.

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