Crash Kills 1, Shuts Down I-95 Near Sebastian Exit

Accident kills 1 on I-95 near Sebastian/Fellsmere exit.
Accident kills 1 on I-95 near Sebastian/Fellsmere exit.

SEBASTIAN, Florida – A vehicle crash north of Sebastian near Exit 156, Fellsmere Road, killed 1 person and shut down I-95 in Indian River County.

On Saturday night, at approximately 8:25 p.m., four vehicles were in a crash which shut down the Southbound I-95 lanes for several hours.

Devi Sookdeo Singh, 45, of West Palm Beach, died at the scene. She was a passenger. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. The driver, Ryan Sookdeo Singh, was taken to Holmes Reginal with minor injuries.

There was also a 21-year-old and 14-year-old in Singh’s vehicle. Both were wearing seatbelts. They were both treated for minor injuries at Holmes Regional.

Leah Duthil, 23, of Titusville, was traveling northbound on I-95 in the outside lane next to Singh’s vehicle. Duthil switched lanes, colliding with Singh’s car, causing it to spin around and overturn over the median guardrail and into the southbound lanes. Singh’s vehicle came to rest on its roof.

Two other vehicles going southbound then collided with Singh’s vehicle when it overturned in the southbound lanes on I-95.

The FHP says Duthil was not transported to the hospital and that alcohol tests are pending.

FHP is still investigating the accident.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has also been a software programmer and worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.
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