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Rockledge Woman Killed In I-95 Crash

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UPDATE: The Rockledge woman has been identified as Christina Wysong.



WEST MELBOURNE, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 58-year-old Rockledge woman died in a crash that occurred just after 10 a.m. by mile marker 179 on I-95 near West Melbourne, Florida.

The woman was driving a 2007 Chrysler van southbound on I-95 around mile marker 179. Meanwhile, 26-year-old Joseph Leal, also of Rockledge, had parked a disabled semi-tractor trailer on the southbound west shoulder of I-95.

According to FHP, for an unknown reason, the Chrysler traveled off of the roadway, causing the van to strike the left rear corner of the trailer. The woman died on scene. Her identity has not been released pending next-of-kin notification.

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  • I come from a heritage of automobile enthusiasts.Unlike a race car which has a frame and a welded roll cage, a modern production vehicle is monocoque or a "unibody" entirely stamped out of one sheet of sheetmetal, and not with a solid steel frame.The speed limit on I-95 is 70 but most do 80 mph. If there is anybody who likes to see things get moving it's me, but if you crash a modern auto at 80 mphthey are going to be picking you up with a tweezers including the shreds of your airbags.If you must drive on I-95 don't go faster than 70 mph. Make sure every part of your vehicle is in perfect working order especially the brakes and tires. Leave plenty of "braking distance space" in front and behind you. Don't drive on I-95 at night, in bad weather like rain - fog-sleet-smoke, or impaired in any way.If your vehicle stalls, gets a flat, or has a problem, try and coast off I-95 at the next exit. If you can't, then pull your vehicle complete off the pavement even if you will need to have it towed. Turn every light, flasher, etcetera on and be very careful moving around it. I suggest stay at least 40 feet from I-95 and walk away to a side road to get AAA or other help. Don't walk on the paved side of I-95 .Al Schrader

  • I come from a heritage of automobile enthusiasts.Unlike a race car which has a frame and a welded roll cage, a modern production vehicle is monocoque or a "unibody" entirely stamped out of one sheet of sheetmetal, and not with a solid steel frame.The speed limit on I-95 is 70 but most do 80 mph. If there is anybody who likes to see things get moving it's me, but if you crash a modern auto at 80 mphthey are going to be picking you up with a tweezers including the shreds of your airbags.If you must drive on I-95 don't go faster than 70 mph. Make sure every part of your vehicle is in perfect working order especially the brakes and tires. Leave plenty of "braking distance space" in front and behind you. Don't drive on I-95 at night, in bad weather like rain - fog-sleet-smoke, or impaired in any way.If your vehicle stalls, gets a flat, or has a problem, try and coast off I-95 at the next exit. If you can't, then pull your vehicle complete off the pavement even if you will need to have it towed. Turn every light, flasher, etcetera on and be very careful moving around it. I suggest stay at least 40 feet from I-95 and walk away to a side road to get AAA or other help. Don't walk on the paved side of I-95 .Al Schrader

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