ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A tractor trailer driver operating with a suspended license allegedly caused a crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 95 that landed him and another tractor trailer driver in the hospital.
Emergency crews responded to the crash on Interstate 95 South near World Golf Village around 3:30 p.m. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, John Carver, who was operating his vehicle illegally, drifted out of his lane and struck the truck driven by David Styron. Carver's truck then overturned and spilled nearly 60,000 pounds of sand onto I-95. Both vehicles came to rest in the grass shoulder.
Carver, 42, was taken to UF Health in serious condition and Styron, 23, suffered minor injuries, according to FHP.
Two southbound lanes of I-95 were blocked for hours due to the crash and clean-up crews and lane closures were expected into the night. SJCFR had nine units on scene, including two heavy rescues to pull the drivers from their cabs.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor, according to FHP.
Carver, a Kingsland, Georgia resident, was cited for failing to maintain a single lane, driving with a suspended license and other commericial motor vehicle violations.