A spokesperson for the Boca Raton Police Department said drivers on Interstate 95 should “remain vigilant” and stay aware while driving on the heavily-traveled highway. The answer was in response to public safety questions after a driver was shot and killed on I-95 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The driver was identified as 29-year-old Edvin Milkevic. Police say he was driving a black 2012 Nissan 370Z when he was shot by an unknown source.
Authorities do not know where or when Milkevic was shot, but they know it was while he was in the vehicle. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper working an overnight repair crew along I-95 heard Milkevic’s vehicle crash and alerted responders at around 2:45 a.m. to the grassy area near the Yamato Road exit.
Milkevic’s death remains a mystery, with police having and sharing limited details. They have neither confirmed nor denied whether they believe the shooting was a random violent act or if the driver may have had a relationship with the assailant.
Boca Raton police have asked the public to contact them if they have any information about where Milkevic was prior to the crash, or any other information that could be helpful to the investigation. Call Detective Tim Kurdys at 561-338-1377 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477.
Here is our previous article from February 7, 2018:
Boca Raton man fatally shot while driving on I-95 Wednesday morning, all lanes re-opened
A construction crew heard a crash then discovered an injured driver on I-95 near the Yamato Road exit early on Wednesday. Florida Highway Patrol officers arrived and responders transported the man who was driving the late model, dark-colored sports car on Interstate 95 to Delray Medical Center, but the man did not survive.
Authorities closed the southbound lanes of I-95 between Linton Boulevard and Yamato Road as they searched for shell casings and other insights in their investigation of the deadly shooting.
Police say the victim was shot while in the vehicle, but can not say where or when the shooting occurred. They have identified the victim, but will not release his information until his family has been notified. They have listed the man as a Boca Raton resident.
The lanes shutdown created lengthy backups during the morning commute as drivers were urged to seek alternate routes. All lanes of I-95 were reopened before 9 a.m.
Police are asking that anyone with information about this case call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-8477.
We will continue to follow and update this story.