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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Troopers ID two men killed in crash on I-95

Authorities have identified the two men who were killed in an early Wednesday morning crash that closed all lanes on southbound Interstate 95 for almost five hours. Saintilus Cajuste, 47, of Lake Worth, and St. Pierre K. Dupuy, 45, of Delray Beach, were riding in a small pickup truck near Hallandale Beach Boulevard when a tractor trailer veered from the right, smashing them into the left concrete barrier wall, said officials.

A vehicle changing lanes just before 6 a.m. had caused the tractor trailer driven by Luis G. Paredes, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, to swerve to the left, said Sgt. Mark Wysocky, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman. The tractor trailer then veered right into the opposite west guard rail, he said. Gwendolyne A. Benavides, driving a 2007 Honda, was injured after her car became involved in the accident, investigators said.

Paredes and Benavides were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where their minor injuries were treated, Wysocky said. Cajuste and Dupuy were pronounced dead at the scene.

The black vehicle that allegedly started the chain of events was last seen leaving the scene, Wysocky said. Source