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1 killed, 3 injured after I-10 EB crash in Tallahassee, investigation ongoing

Three others have been hospitalized for injuries
Posted at 6:51 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 17:18:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Quincy man is dead and three people have been hospitalized, two in serious condition, after a chain-reaction car crash on I-10 eastbound shut down lanes near the Monroe Street exit for several hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Friday around 7:18 a.m. near the Monroe Street exit on I-10 eastbound.

Troopers say a 2017 Ford 520 was in front of two other cars when the driver began to slow down due to traffic ahead. The 2011 Nissan Altima behind the Ford truck slowed down appropriately, but they say the 2006 Chevy Silverado behind the Nissan failed to slow down, hitting the Altima.

In a chain-reaction, the Altima was pushed into the back of the Ford truck.

FHP says the rear passenger of the Altima, a man from Quincy, was pronounced dead on scene from the injuries sustained in the crash. The driver, a 19-year-old from Wewhatchka, and a the front seat passenger, a 30-year-old from Tallahassee, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Chevy Silverado was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Troopers say the accident happened just an hour after another crash occurred on I-10 EB mile marker 199. According to FHP, an investigation is ongoing.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Tallahassee Fire Rescue.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal multi-vehicle crash that happened on I-10 eastbound in Leon County.

According to FHP, the accident occurred on I-10EB Mile Marker 198 near North Monroe Street on Friday around 7:20 a.m. The accident caused traffic two left lanes to be blocked on I-10 EB and a traffic jam up until beyond State Road 263.

Both left lanes have since been reopened.

Troopers say the accident happened just an hour after another crash occurred on I-10 EB mile marker 199.

FHP has not identified the person who passed away and are still investigating the scene.

We will update this story as soon as we learn more information.