JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A young woman was killed in an accident on I-95 near Emerson Street that shut down all northbound lanes and one southbound lane on the interstate for nearly 5 hours.
Lt. Bill Leeper with the Florida Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old woman driving a Toyota Scion northbound lost control and hit the wall of the highway. The impact took out the street lights and ejected her from the vehicle.
FHP told us the woman was thrown over the median wall into the other side of traffic, when she was hit by another vehicle in the southbound lanes.
Lt. Leeper said witnesses told police the woman was traveling at a high rate of speed, and they are investigating whether or not alcohol played a factor in the crash.
The accident happened around12:45 a.m. and blocked all northbound lanes, along with the left southbound lane. All lanes have since been reopened.