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Man struck, killed while trying to cross I-95

Body covered by yellow tarp in southbound lanes near Hallandale Beach Blvd.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were blocked near the Miami-Dade County-Broward County line Tuesday morning after a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

A body could be seen covered by a yellow tarp in the middle of I-95, just south of the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said the man was attempting to cross I-95 about 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by at least one vehicle. The man, identified as Skyler Jones, 27, (pictured below, right) was pronounced dead at the scene.

Skyler Jones, right, was killed while trying to cross I-95 near Hallandale Beach Boulevard.
Skyler Jones, right, was killed while trying to cross I-95 near Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

The vehicle that struck the man stopped.

Reyes said troopers didn’t find any disabled vehicles in the area, so it wasn’t immediately known why the man was crossing the highway.

All southbound lanes were closed for several hours during the investigation. Traffic was diverted onto Pembroke Road during the closure.

The lanes were reopened about 10 a.m. once the body was removed from the scene.


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