A young woman who state troopers said “possibly fell asleep” at the wheel early this morning crashed into the back of a moving semi truck on Interstate 95 – disabling her car in the middle of the highway, where another semi overturned trying to avoid it.
The 2:25 a.m. crash near the Bunnell/Flagler Beach exit ended with Kelly Frazier, the 20-year-old Palm Coast woman who had to leave her Ford Focus in traffic, facing charges of careless driving, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.
She suffered minor injuries in the crash, which the Florida Highway Patrol has determined wasn’t alcohol-related.
FHP troopers said Frazier was northbound on I-95 when she drove into the back of a semi trailer. That truck kept going, but Frazier’s car, heavily damaged, wasn’t moving.
She ran to the interstate shoulder and called 9-1-1. But because the car’s lights were destroyed in the crash, troopers said an oncoming truck didn’t see the wreckage until the last minute. He veered to the left, but not soon enough to avoid hitting the car. Then he steered hard to the right to avoid hitting the center guardrail, and the truck overturned.
It slid across the northbound lanes and into a ditch, spilling fuel into the grass. The two men in the truck, Martin Seneosacarlos and Gregory Wright, also suffered minor injuries.
They and Frazier were taken to Florida Hospital Flagler.
A third semi truck that drove through the scene after the first two crashes hit some debris, and its steering was disabled, according to the FHP.
The Department of Environmental Protection came to assess the fuel spill, and the center and outside northbound lanes of I-95 were closed several hours later. They’re back open now.