1 killed, 9 injured in I-95 wreck near Sebastian


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – One person was killed and nine others injured in a four-vehicle wreck that spanned both north and southbound lanes on Interstate 95 near the Sebastian/Fellsmere exit at mile marker 156 Saturday night.

Devi Sookdeo Singh, 46, of West Palm Beach, was not wearing a seatbelt when the collision occurred, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. She was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was spun and flipped, landing on its roof.

Authorities said 23-year-old Titusville woman, Leah Duthil, was driving a 2013 Chevy Cruz northbound on I-95 in the outside lane when she moved into the inside lane, clipping a 2017 Ford Expedition’s rear passenger side.

The collision caused the vehicle Singh was riding in – the Expedition – to spin clockwise and enter the median and overturn over of the center median guardrail. The Expedition landed on its roof in the southbound lanes, where it was struck by another vehicle.

The Expedition’s driver, 45-year-old Ryan Sookdeo, of West Palm Beach, and three other passengers ranging in age from 14 to 21, all sustained minor injuries and were taken to Holmes Regional.

Duthil received minor injuries and was not transported.

The Expedition came to rest on the southbound side of I-95 and was struck by a 2017 Mazda 6. The driver, Moises Davila, of Okeechobee, and his passenger sustained minor injuries and were not transported for treatment.

Duthil’s Cruz crossed the median after striking the Expedition and stopped in the inside lane of southbound I-95 where a 2013 Kia Forte struck it.

The Kia’s driver, Samantha Holt, 29, of Lake Worth, and her passenger received minor injuries and were not transported. Holt was able to pull the Kia off to the side of the highway onto the paved shoulder.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, according to FHP.

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