DELTONA, Fla. – A 30-year-old Palm Coast man was struck and killed by his own car Friday morning in a three-vehicle crash that prompted the Florida Highway Patrol to close I-4 in Volusia County for nearly eight hours.
The fatal wreck was reported at 3:45 a.m. on I-4 east at mile marker 109 in Deltona.
I-4 east was closed at U.S. Highway 17-92, where drivers were forced to exit, for most of the morning.
The FHP said the man was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Impala east on I-4 and failed to slow down, striking the back of a 2017 Toyota Camry driven by a 63-year-old Deltona woman. The Camry traveled off the interstate and struck a guardrail, the FHP said.
After the first crash, the driver of the Impala and his 26-year-old passenger got out of the car when a 2006 Hyundai Tucson, driven by a 20-year-old Astatula woman, struck the back of the Impala, which hit the Palm Coast man, according to the report. Troopers said the driver of the Tucson was unable to see the disabled Impala.
The Palm Coast man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers.
The passenger in the Impala and the drivers of the Camry and Tucson suffered minor injuries, the FHP said. All three were wearing seat belts, according to the FHP report.
The FHP said a large sum of money was found in and around the Impala after the crash. Troopers are still processing evidence and counting the cash, the FHP said.
An investigation is ongoing.