Driver charged in crash involving beer truck that caused delays on I-10

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 15:19:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Quincy man is being charged for the crash on I-10 westbound involving a jack-knifed Budweiser truck that briefly shut down a portion of the interstate. 

Markeith Thomas, 34, is being charged with failure to due care by Florida Highway Patrol.  

According to FHP, the accident happened at about 3:38 p.m. Thursday on I-10 westbound at mile marker 193.  

FHP says Thomas was driving on I-10 on the Ochlocknee Bridge in the middle lane, when he failed to use due care for traffic that was slowing down in front of him. 

FHP states Thomas lost control of the truck, causing it to jack-knife and hit the cement barrier on the bridge. 

The truck traveled back into the middle lane in a jack-knifed position, causing delays on I-10.  

According to FHP, 30 gallons of fuel leaked from the ruptured fuel tank.  

FHP says alcohol did not play a factor in the accident.  

FHP was assisted on scene by the Florida Department of Transportation, Quincy Fire Department, and Tallahassee Fire Department. 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Troopers say a crash on 1-10 westbound involving a jack-knifed Budweiser truck briefly shut down a portion of the interstate.

The Florida Highway Patrol says that all lanes of Interstate 10 westbound were blocked at mile marker 193 in Gadsden County due to a crash.

According to FHP, it's a minor crash, and though the inside lane has been reopened, traffic is backed up on I-10 at least two miles long.

This is a developing story, we'll keep you updated with more details as they come.