Three dead in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Boca Raton, troopers say

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two men were killed and a woman later died in the hospital after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton early Friday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

A little after 2:20 a.m. Friday, an unidentified man was driving a red Hyundai Elantra south in the inside northbound express lane of I-95 just south of Palmetto Park Road, FHP said in a news release. The release did not say why the driver was going the wrong way.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man from Highland Beach was driving a white Ford Fusion heading north in the same lane with an unidentified woman inside, the release states.

FHP has not provided the names of any of the people involved.

The front of the Elantra collided with the front of the Fusion, sending it rotating in between the inside and outside lanes. The Elantra crashed into the concrete traffic-barrier wall.

Boca Raton and Coconut Creek Fire Rescue responded to the crash and pronounced the drivers of both cars dead, according to the release.

The woman in the Fusion was taken to Delray Medical Center in critical condition with “possible fatal injures,” FHP said, later updating those injuries to fatal.

FHP is investigating the crash. The northbound express lanes of I-95 were shut down Friday morning but have since reopened.