A tanker truck hauling liquid nitrogen drifted off Interstate 95 early this morning and ran over a car that was stopped along the highway, killing the man inside, state troopers said.
The 3:20 a.m. crash ended up blocking one lane of northbound I-95 until at least 9 a.m. as the Florida Highway Patrol investigated.
Killed was 40-year-old Christopher White of Titusville, whose 2001 Mitsubishi was parked on the interstate shoulder about two miles south of the Dunlawton Avenue exit when the tanker struck, FHP Sgt Kim Montes said.
The tanker’s driver, Frank Moceri, was not injured. Both men were listed as Titusville residents.
Montes said Moceri’s semi drifted toward the emergency lane “for reasons still under investigation.” The front of it slammed into the back of White’s vehicle, then “drove over (it) as the vehicles came to final rest in the northbound lanes of I-95,” according to the FHP’s crash report.
Montes asked any witnesses to contact the agency, which is still investigating, at 407-737-2213.