Mims woman struck, killed while chasing dogs on Interstate 95 near Edgewater, FHP says

A Mims woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 95 Saturday morning that blocked southbound lanes near Edgewater, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Fatal crash blocks Interstate 95 southbound lanes in Edgewater.
Fatal crash blocks Interstate 95 southbound lanes in Edgewater. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

The crash occurred at 6:10 a.m. at mile marker 243 (near State Road 442), troopers said. All lanes were reopened before 10:30 a.m., cameras showed.

The 40-year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle that had stopped on the right shoulder as she and the car’s driver sought to switch positions due to the driver’s fatigue, according to a crash report.

When the driver left the vehicle, two dogs that were also inside ran into the road, troopers said. The woman ran after the dogs and was struck by a van, driven by a 33-year-old Orange City man, the report said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the dogs were returned to the vehicle uninjured, troopers said. The Orange City man, too, suffered no injuries in the crash.

Troopers said the crash is still being investigated.

This article first appeared on ClickOrlando.com

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