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I-95 SB at Okeechobee Blvd reopens after fatal pedestrian accident involving PBSO deputy

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(WEST PALM BEACH, FLA) — UPDATE — Several hours after a Palm Beach County deputy accidentally hit and killed a pedestrian walking across I-95 in West Palm Beach, the roadway is opened with just the left land blocked.

The Florida Highway Patrol has shut down Interstate 95 southbound from Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard to past Okeechobee Boulevard as of 6:00 am Friday due to a fatal pedestrian accident reportedly involving a Palm Beach County deputy.

According to WPBF, “A man is dead after being struck by a Palm Beach County deputy that was on duty driving southbound on I-95 Friday morning.

The unknown man was walking across I-95 southbound at 5:43 a.m. when a deputy that was NOT responding to any calls at the time struck him with a marked vehicle.”

At this time traffic is getting by on the right shoulder only as fire rescue and police vehicles arrive on the scene.

Keep this accident and the backup in mind if you have to catch a flight out of or into Palm Beach International Airport.

The interstate is closed from Palm Beach Lakes to the exit to the airport.

Take Congress Ave and Military Trail as your alternates or the Florida Turnpike for the long haul.