By BENJAMIN ELLIOTT, CBS12
LANTANA, Fla. (WPEC) - Multiple people are dead after a multi-car crash on I-95 at Lantana Road, following a police chase and a deadly shooting. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the suspected gunman was shot and killed by deputies.
As of 11 a.m., deputies advised that I-95 northbound would be closed from Lantana Road to Sixth Avenue for the rest of the day while they investigated.
According to PBSO, it started when a man shot a woman in the head in Lake Worth, then took her in a car and fled the scene.
PBSO says the man fled the scene, driving the wrong way along I-95 before causing multiple crashes involving 6 vehicles. He came to a stop at Hypoluxo Road near Lantana. That's where deputies shot the man when he got out of the vehicle.
Addressing the media around 12:45 p.m., Sheriff Bradshaw said the deputy fired on the man because he feared for his life.
This is the scene on I-95 Northbound after a suspect shoots a woman in Lake Worth puts her in his car and travels SOUTHBOUND in the NORTHBOUND lanes on I-95. Suspects hits several cars. He then gets out and shoots at Deputies they return fire suspect is dead. pic.twitter.com/GFsBVEJeq7— Thomas Forester (@Thomas_Forester) February 7, 2018
At 9:50 a.m., Palm Beach County Fire crews say first arriving firefighters reported a crash involving multiple vehicles with one on fire.
Palm Beach County Fire reports two people were killed in the crash.
Another patient was taken to a trauma hospital, while a fourth patient was taken to a local non-trauma hospital.
This is Nissan Rogue that drove wrong way, crashed on I-95 at Lantana. @PBCountySheriff Ric Bradshaw says driver earlier killed woman in Lake Worth. Sheriff says deputy feared for life, shot, killed Rogue driver on highway. @CBS12 pic.twitter.com/53ntm9xrSM— Chuck Weber (@ChuckWeber12) February 7, 2018
While addressing members of the media, Sheriff Bradshaw also said that the suspect was involved in a separate shooting on South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach Tuesday afternoon.
PBSO says the woman who was shot today is dead.
This is the second shooting on I-95 Wednesday.