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4 killed in I-95 crash in Brevard after axle mishap

Crash in Florida involved car hauler and pickup pulling excavator

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Four Florida men were killed Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Titusville, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The fatal crash was reported shortly after 6 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 near mile marker 221.

The FHP said a 2018 Ram pickup truck pulling an excavator on a trailer was southbound when the trailer’s axle, with two tires attached, separated and traveled under a semitruck hauling cars.

The driver of the car hauler struck the pickup truck and both vehicles ran off the road, the FHP said. The pickup overturned, ejecting two of its four occupants, and the car hauler jackknifed, troopers said.

Juan Magana, 30, the driver of the pickup, and his three passengers: Jose Magana, 38; Jose Magana Guil, 58; and Jaime Magana, 50, all of Fort Pierce, died in the crash, the FHP said. The driver was the only one wearing a seat belt, according to an FHP report.

The driver of the car hauler, a 60-year-old Georgia man, was not injured.

Alcohol did not play a role in the crash, the FHP said.

A pickup truck was involved in a fatal crash on I-95 in Brevard.

As of Wednesday morning, one southbound lane of I-95 was open in the area.

An investigation is ongoing.

No other details have been released.

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