BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – One person is dead after two tractor-trailers caught fire Thursday morning on Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach.
The tractor-trailers collided about 5 a.m. and caught fire in the southbound lanes of I-95, just north of the Gateway Boulevard exit.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alvaro Feola said traffic was slowing for construction in the area when a tractor-trailer carrying seafood slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer.
Southbound lanes were closed for hours after the fatal crash, backing up traffic for miles. Two lanes had reopened by noon.
A view from Sky 10 showed the charred remains of the tractor-trailers, which were melted together in the wreckage.
The driver of the tractor-trailer that struck the rear of the other big rig was pronounced dead at the scene.
A third tractor-trailer was involved in the chain-reaction collision, but the driver wasn't injured.
Southbound traffic was being diverted at Hypoluxo Road while crews worked to clear the debris.