1 dead after tractor-trailers collide, burn on I-95 in Boynton Beach

Southbound traffic backed up for miles near Gateway Boulevard exit

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

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.

Two tractor-trailers collided and caught fire in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach.

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.

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