Woman killed in crash after crossing median, hitting tree in Melbourne, FHP says

Crash on North Wickham Road and Promenade Drive

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A woman was killed after she crossed over a median and hit a tree in Melbourne, Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 64-year-old woman was driving south on North Wickham Road near Promenade Drive just after 9 a.m., troopers said. She lost control of her car and crossed over the median into the northbound lanes, reports show.

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Troopers said the woman ran off the roadway and struck a tree. She was taken to Viera Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

not know what caused the woman to lose control of the car.

FHP also responded to another crash where a driver crossed over a median in Brevard County on Wednesday morning.

The 22-year-old woman was driving north when she struck a van, causing a domino effect, according to FHP reports. She then crossed over the median into the southbound lanes and died at the scene, FHP said.

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