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 – 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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About Andy Hodges
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.