Crash, vehicle fire on I-95 in Brevard County causing traffic delays

Happened in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 197

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A vehicle fire and a crash on of Interstate 95 in Brevard County temporarily closed the southbound lanes on Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 4:41 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 197. All southbound lanes were closed for a time, but two of the inside lanes reopened around 6 p.m.

According to the FHP, a Mini Cooper was engulfed in flames on the shoulder of the interstate when a semitruck pulled over to assist with the fire.

Another vehicle was unable to stop in time and crashed into the semitruck, troopers said.

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