ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle after exiting her van following a crash in Rockledge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to the crash report, a 31-year-old Orlando woman was driving southbound on I-95 around 3 a.m. Saturday when she swerved off the roadway and hit multiple trees.
The woman, whose name has not been released, then stepped out of her vehicle and ran across the southbound lanes of I-95, where she was hit by a southbound Chevy Tahoe SUV, according to the report. She died at the scene, troopers said.
The woman driving the SUV was not injured in the crash.
It’s unclear what prompted the initial crash. Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.
Traffic was backed up for several hours following the fatal crash, but lanes have since reopened.
No other details have been released.
This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.