Deer causes fatal accident on I-95

Florida (June 15, 2012)  A teenager was killed in an accident on I-95 early Friday morning in Duval County.  The accident occurred shortly before 1:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 just north of exit 366, Pecan Park Road, according to FHP.

Blaine Swaim, was driving a red Chevrolet truck when he swerved to avoid a deer on I-95.  As a result the truck hit the metal barrier and then slammed into a pole.  One of the two passengers, 19-year-old Daniel Abell, died in the crash.  The driver, 20-year-old Blaine Swaim, and another passenger, 14-year-old Dakota McLeod, were both taken to Shands Jacksonville Hospital in serious condition.

None of the passengers were wearing safety belts.

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