I-95 crash blocks several lanes near Caton Ave. again

An area of Interstate 95 that’s been plagued with crashes this week reported yet another one Friday morning.

Shortly after 7 a.m., 11 News traffic reporter Kim Dacey said there was a multivehicle crash on the southbound side of the highway just past Caton Avenue. Dacey said all lanes of the road were immediately blocked off, but the left shoulder was reopened by 7:30 a.m.

Heavy delays were being reported back to the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

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The road was finally reopened around 9:30 a.m.

There’s no word yet on how the crash happened, how many vehicles were involved or if there were any serious injuries. Traffic Pulse 11 maps showed that a tractor-trailer was involved.

Drivers who usually use southbound I-95 in that area were encouraged to take a different route since the cleanup was expected to take a while.

Two crashes were reported on I-95 near Caton Avenue on Tuesday morning that shut down both sides of the highway for several hours. On one side, two tractor-trailers had crashed, while on the other side, several other vehicles crashed.

On Wednesday, three lanes of northbound I-95 were closed in that area due to a crash.

Stay with WBALTV.com and 11 News for more details as they become available.

Man charged in Prince George crash that killed 7-year-old

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A Maryland man is facing charges in connection to a car crash that killed his 7-year-old son on I-95 in Prince George County.

Jeffery Higgs faces aggravated involuntary manslaughter, DWI, and child abuse charges, according to court records.

State Police responded to the accident on I-95 North, near mile marker 39 in November of 2013. They say the Higgs, 28,  ran off the roadway, overcorrected and caused the vehicle to run off the road before striking several trees. 

Higgs was flown to VCU Medical center with serious non-life threatening injuries. His 3-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. His son, Tyli D Ajuan Higgs died at the scene.

A trial for Higgs has been set for May 29, 2014.

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Cyclist killed in I-95 crash


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. –

Police are investigating after a cyclist was struck and killed Wednesday night in Broward County.

Police said the cyclist was crossing the northbound Interstate 95 exit ramp to eastbound Hallandale Beach Boulevard when a person driving a Ford E250 van traveling northbound on the exit ramp struck the cyclist.

The person driving the van fled the scene, but was followed by a witness who confronted the driver when he stopped at a gas station. That man then returned to the scene of the accident before fleeing again.

The man who drove the van was followed again and apprehended at Northeast Second Avenue in Hallandale Beach.

The cyclist was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No other details were immediately released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story.

Tractor-trailer crash slides off I-95 roadway, into snowbank in Dyer Brook

DYER BROOK, Maine — Two men escaped injury early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95.

State police Sgt. Josh Haines said in a written statement that the accident happened about 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 281 in Dyer Brook.

According to Haines, Lamar Meriweather, 27, of St. Louis, Mo., was driving north in a 1997 Western Star tractor-trailer owned by Big Rock Transportation of East Peru, Ind., when he lost control of the rig.

The vehicle careened off the road into a snowbank. A passenger, 26-year-old Michael Taylor, was asleep in the sleeper portion of the cab.

Meriwether was wearing his seat belt and neither occupant was injured. The tractor-trailer unit was damaged, but was able to be driven from the scene after it was towed out of the ditch later Wednesday morning. The interstate was shut down for a short time during that period.

Trooper Tim Saucier investigated the crash.

Tractor-trailer slides off I-95 roadway, into snowbank in Dyer Brook

DYER BROOK, Maine — Two men escaped injury early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95.

State police Sgt. Josh Haines said in a written statement that the accident happened about 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 281 in Dyer Brook.

According to Haines, Lamar Meriweather, 27, of St. Louis, Mo., was driving north in a 1997 Western Star tractor-trailer owned by Big Rock Transportation of East Peru, Ind., when he lost control of the rig.

The vehicle careened off the road into a snowbank. A passenger, 26-year-old Michael Taylor, was asleep in the sleeper portion of the cab.

Meriwether was wearing his seat belt and neither occupant was injured. The tractor-trailer unit was damaged, but was able to be driven from the scene after it was towed out of the ditch later Wednesday morning. The interstate was shut down for a short time during that period.

Trooper Tim Saucier investigated the crash.

Fairfield Exit 24 To Close Temporarily For Accident Reconstruction

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield police will be closing Exit 24 on southbound I-95 for a short time after 8 p.m. Wednesday as accident investigators re-create the six-car accident that sent four to the hospital last week.

The police will also be closing Chambers Street between Kings Highway East and Johnson Drive during that time. 

Police will be trying to determine how fast the car was traveling after it drove down the exit ramp, striking five other cars and finally settling next to the Red Box in front of the Cumberland Farms store. 

A video of the crash can be scene on the Fairfield Police Department’s Facebook page.

Fairfield police charged Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina in the speeding six-car pileup at Cumberland Farms. She was also being held on a detainer order from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Chavarria-Medina, 31, was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.3, three time the legal limit, when the crash occurred off Exit 24 for Interstate 95.

She was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to grant half of the highway, reckless driving and first-degree reckless endangerment.

According to police reports, she had been driving a 1998 black Nissan Maxima south on Interstate 95 and took Exit 24 for Chambers Street. Her car sped south off the exit ramp, careened through the parking lot and came to rest at the Cumberland Farms building after striking five other vehicles, Fairfield police said.

Four people, including Chavarria-Medina and an 18-month-old child, were sent to the hospital after the crash.

Streets & I-95 Ramp Adjacent to Cumberland Farms to Close Briefly for Crash …


Streets I-95 Ramp Adjacent to Cumberland Farms to Close Briefly for Crash Study, Wed. Apr. 2, 8pm

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Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:48

Written by Mike Lauterborn

Lt. Jim Perez of the Fairfield Police Department announced that on the evening of Wednesday, April 2, at about 8pm, the Traffic Safety Unit will be conducting a comparative analysis of the recent crash at the Cumberland Farms, Kings Highway East, Fairfield.

“The purpose will be to ascertain the approximate speed that the operator (Medina) was doing,” stated Perez. “In order to obtain the information we will have to temporarily close down Chambers Street at Kings Highway East and Johnson Drive. We will also temporarily close down the Exit 24 off ramp. The actual process will take place at about 8:45pm so that we can closely mirror the actual time of the original crash event.”

 

2 escape injury after tractor-trailer crash on I-95 in Dyer Brook

DYER BROOK, Maine — Two men escaped injury early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95.

State police Sgt. Josh Haines said in a written statement that the accident happened about 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 281 in Dyer Brook.

According to Haines, Lamar Meriweather, 27, of St. Louis, Mo., was driving north in a 1997 Western Star tractor-trailer owned by Big Rock Transportation of East Peru, Ind., when he lost control of the rig.

The vehicle careened off the road into a snowbank. A passenger, 26-year-old Michael Taylor, was asleep in the sleeper portion of the cab.

Meriwether was wearing his seat belt and neither occupant was injured. The tractor-trailer unit was damaged, but was able to be driven from the scene after it was towed out of the ditch later Wednesday morning. The interstate was shut down for a short time during that period.

Trooper Tim Saucier investigated the crash.

 

Three I-95 northbound lanes reopen after crash scene cleared in Boynton Beach

Update at 7 p.m.: All northbound lanes near Gateway Boulevard are now open.

Original story: A crash on northbound Interstate 95 is blocking three lanes of traffic just south of Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. and has traffic backed up to Atlantic Avenue, according to FHP.

Troopers are also working the scene of a southbound crash near 45th Street in West Palm Beach. However, that crash is not blocking any travel lanes.

Mult-car crash on I-95 near 45th Street

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