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Four people killed in I-95 crash, including 7-year-old boy, in central Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

Four people killed in I-95 crash, including 7-year-old boy, in central Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

Four people killed in I-95 crash, including 7-year-old boy, in central Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

Four people, including a 7-year-old boy, were killed in a pileup involving five vehicles Monday on Interstate 95 in Indian River County, Florida.

The crash occurred around 2:15 a.m. at mile marker 153 near Fellsmere, which is about 20 miles from Vero Beach.

A 2009 Toyota Camry driven by a 37-year-old Miami woman first rear-ended a 2001 Suzuki Vitara, driven by a 40-year-old Miami man, in the northbound lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Dodge Journey, carrying a 40-year-old woman and a man and four children under the age of 10, crashed into the Vitara.

The other drivers got out to help the people in the Dodge, but while they were on the road, a Freightliner semi-trailer truck driven by a 63-year-old Miami man pulled up.

The truck driver “due to the lighting, he was unable to see what was going on and collided with the left side of the Dodge Journey,” FHP Trooper Raeford Griffin told NBC affiliate WPTV.

One person in the Dodge was thrown from the vehicle, FHP said.

The truck also collided with and killed the drivers of the Vitara and Camry, authorities said.

The last vehicle to hit was a Chrysler Pacifica, which swerved but still struck the Camry.

FHP said a 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman from Ontario, Canada, were inside the Pacifica and had to be taken to the hospital.

Two people inside the Dodge, the driver and a 7-year-old boy, died in the crashes, authorities said.

The other occupants of the Dodge survived and were taken to the hospital, FHP said. They include a 42-year-old man, a 9-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 2-month-old baby. The 9-year-old boy is in stable condition, but the condition of the others is unknown.

The northbound lanes of I-95 were closed for hours in the area and were reopened around 2 p.m.