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Floridian Seriously Injured in I-78 Crash in Hamburg on Monday

Crash happened at about 8:30 Monday morning

A Florida resident was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash along Interstate 78 in Hamburg on Monday morning.

According to State Police-Hamburg, the crash happened near Mile Marker 30 on the westbound side of the interstate, in a work zone. However, due to the nature of the crash, both east-and westbound lanes of travel were closed for several hours.

Police say the incident started when a commercial vehicle driven by 28-year-old Braxton Strohecker, of Herndon, crashed into the center concrete barrier of the highway. Strohecker was traveling on the westbound side of the road.

The impact of that crash forced several portions of the concrete barrier into the eastbound lanes of I-78.

When that happened, an SUV driven by Brice Goodwin, 42, of Fleming Island, Fla., crashed into the concrete. On board with him were two passengers: David Goodwin, 19, and Gabriella Goodwin, 18, both of Fleming Island.

Their vehicle rolled over and landed on its roof. One of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle and sustained “significant” injuries, according to police. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Another commercial vehicle, driven by 42-year-old Jose Pinedo Guzman, of Hidalgo, Texas, also struck the concrete that was smashed into the eastbound lanes of I-78.

Police have not reported any other injuries as a result of this crash.

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