A fuel tanker crashed and exploded on I-95 near the Atlantic Avenue exit in Delray Beach at 1:17pm, Tuesday afternoon.
Fire rescue teams from Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach County responded to the crash and were able to put out the fire, which was brought under control as of 2:25pm.
According to officials, three people are in critical condition, and a fourth person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, as multiple vehicles erupted in fire.
All southbound and northbound lanes on I-95 between Linton Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue were closed just before 2:00pm. According to Palm Beach Fire Rescue, “Traffic delays will be severe, and will last for the “foreseeable future.”
Officials have not said how many vehicles were involved in the incident and have not yet announced a cause. An official investigation is ongoing, and officials will post updates as they acquire more information.
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