I-95 reopens after fatal crash in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway following a fatal crash in Pompano Beach.

Florida Highway Patrol and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene along the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, at around 1 a.m., Friday.

As a result, I-95 southbound was shut down for several hours at Atlantic Boulevard. It has since reopened.

7News spoke with a witness who said a woman died at the scene. “I was driving southbound on I-95 at about 1:32 in the morning and laying across the road was what looked to be a body,” said the witness, who did not wish to be identified, “and I couldn’t react in time, and I ran it over.”

The man said he immediately pulled over and saw a motorcyclist also stopped on the side of the road. “I stopped and opened the door, and I asked him, ‘Was that a person laying in the road?’ and he said, ‘Yes. She’s dead.'”

The witness said the motorcyclist did not stick around and wait for police to arrive on the scene. “As I was waiting other traffic came along and ran her over again and again, and no one stopped,” he said. “Only three people stopped, and I can’t believe people can run over a body on the road and not stop.”

Two yellow tarps could be seen on the highway for hours.

At least five hours after Troopers shut down the highway, a car was towed from the scene, and the deceased woman’s remains were removed.

At this point, officials have not released the victim’s identity or the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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