TITUSVILLE, Florida – Four people died in a vehicle accident involving a semi-truck that occurred just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, near mile marker 221 and Garden Street in Titusville, Florida.
30-year-old Juan Magana of Fort Pierce, Florida was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup truck hauling a trailer with an excavator on the trailer southbound on I-95 in the right lane.
Meanwhile, 60-year-old Charles Doles of Georgia was driving a semi-truck car hauler southbound on I-95 in the center lane.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the left rear axle with two tires attached separated from the trailer being hauled by the Dodge Ram pickup.
I-95 crash Titusville, Florida
The axle traveled into the center lane and under the semi-truck. The semi-truck driver lost control and the semi traveled into the right lane, striking the Dodge Ram.
Both the semi-truck and the Dodge Ram left the roadway and traveled onto the shoulder.
The Dodge overturned and the semi-truck jackknifed.
Two occupants of the Dodge Ram were ejected and the Dodge Ram came to a final rest underneath the semi-truck.
The driver and three passengers of the Dodge Ram, 38-year-old Jose Magana, 50-year-old Jaime Magana, and 58-year-old Jose Magana Gil, all of Fort Pierce, Florida, died.
The semi-truck driver did not sustain any injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.