Motorist Killed in I-95 Crash North of Sebastian, Fellsmere Exit

Gia Katelin Alban, of Kissimmee, Florida, was killed Friday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 95 in southern Brevard County.
Gia Katelin Alban, of Kissimmee, Florida, was killed Friday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 95 in southern Brevard County. Photo by FDOT.

SEBASTIAN, Florida – An 18-year-old woman was killed Friday afternoon when a tire tread separated on the Toyota Prius she was driving and crashed into a pole, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers told Sebastian Daily the vehicle left the road and crashed, killing the driver.

The crash happened about 3 p.m. at mile marker 162, a few miles south of Micco Road as the vehicle was northbound on Interstate 95.

The FHP identified the driver as Gia Katelin Alban of Kissimmee, Florida.

The crash remains under investigation.

Last month, there were approximately three crashes on I-95 a few miles apart in the same vicinity, including a Sebastian couple.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.
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