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Woman Struck and Killed While Trying to Cross I-95 in Broward County: FHP

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A woman was struck and killed while trying to cross Interstate 95 in Broward County Thursday morning, authorities said.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the 21-year-old woman was struck in the northbound lanes of the highway near Copans Road while trying to cross from the right shoulder around 4 a.m.

According to an FHP report, the woman's car had become disabled on the highway due to a flat tire shortly before she tried to cross the highway and was struck by a truck.

The crash shut down a stretch of I-95 near Atlantic Boulevard and Copans Road in Pompano Beach for hours early Thursday morning. Northbound I-95 lanes were closed with delays stretching three miles.

Officials haven't released the woman's identity, but the report said she's from Chesapeake, Virginia.

Residual traffic delays were expected throughout the morning as the scene clears. Commuters should take Florida's Turnpike, Powerline and Dixie Highway as alternate routes.

This is a developing story and will be updated. Please check back for more updates.

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