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Driver killed after losing control of vehicle on I-95 due to rain, wet roads

Car gets stuck under tanker just hours later, also in northbound lanes

MIAMI – A driver was killed during a stormy morning Labor Day after crashing their vehicle on Interstate 95, authorities said.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said the driver was heading north on I-95 just after 9:30 a.m., approaching Northwest 62nd Street, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the center median concrete wall.

Camacho said the driver was ejected from the vehicle.

He or she was pronounced dead by the City of Miami Fire Department.

The driver was later identified by authorities as 47-year-old Alfredo Samon Cobas. 

According to an FHP report, Cobas was driving his 2001 truck in the inside lane of the express lanes when he lost control of the vehicle due to the rain and wet roads. 

Troopers said Cobas' truck spun 360 degrees when it struck the median, and Cobas was ejected from the vehicle.

Authorities said Cobas was not wearing a seat belt. 

Another crash was reported hours later, also in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Northwest 79th Street.

Traffic was slowly moving by as a car was struck underneath a large tanker in the express lanes.

All express lanes were closed temporarily because of the crash.

No serious injuries were reported. It's unclear who was at fault in that crash. 


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