1 killed, 1 seriously injured in rollover crash on I-95 near Melbourne, FHP says

Driver ejected in single-vehicle crash, troopers say

Police lights (file) (KPRC/File)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A 37-year-old Palm Bay man was killed early Saturday morning in a crash on Interstate 95 near Melbourne that left his passenger seriously injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 4:40 a.m. at mile marker 179 after a pickup truck the man was driving southbound left the roadway for an unknown reason, troopers said.

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Now to the left of the roadway, the man overcorrected to send the pickup truck back across southbound lanes and onto the right shoulder of I-95, troopers said.

The vehicle overturned multiple times, ejecting the driver, according to a crash report. It was not specified in the report whether the driver died at the scene or at a hospital, only that he suffered fatal injuries and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The man’s passenger, a 33-year-old Palm Bay man who troopers said was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The fatal crash is still being investigated, troopers said.

Note: The map below depicts the general area of where this fatal crash occurred and not necessarily its exact location.

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