Semi-truck driver dies in fiery Brevard County crash, troopers say

FHP: Driver not identified yet due to flames

(Photo courtesy of FDOT)

MIMS, Fla. – The driver of a semi-truck died early Sunday and another truck driver was injured in a Brevard County crash, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said.

Troopers said a man, Allan Chulhan, 61, was driving a semi-truck behind another semi-truck on I-95 north at mile marker 223 just before 4:15 a.m. when he rear-ended it.

The following semi-truck caught on fire and Chulhan was pronounced dead at the scene, the Highway Patrol said. 

Troopers said the 43-year-old Lawrence Lee of Mississippi, who was driving the leading truck, was taken to Parrish Medical Center for minor injuries.

All northbound lanes of I-95 were blocked following the crash, troopers said. Drivers were being directed to exit at exit 220, troopers said.

Brevard County Fire Rescue personnel said just before 10:15 a.m. that crews were still working to clean up near the scene of the crash.

Titusville police said at 11:30 a.m. that I-95 was still closed. Officers were directing traffic near State Road 406 and the Garden Street exit. 

Police said at noon that one northbound lane of I-95 had reopened at State Road 406. Drivers were asked to approach the area with caution.

The Highway Patrol said the crash was still being investigated.

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and for updates on this developing story.