NewsLocal News


UPDATE: Authorities respond to multiple crashes blocking I-10 in Tallahassee

Posted at 2:43 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 20:58:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida Highway Patrol says the accident involving three vehicles that occurred on I-10 near the Monroe Street exit is clear and injuries were minor.

According to the FHP, the 38-year-old male driver of a tractor-trailer was traveling east on I-10 at mile marker 199 in the outside lane.

The second vehicle, another tractor-trailer, driven by a 26-year-old male with a minor passenger was also traveling east on I-10 in the outside lane directly in front of the other tractor-trailer.

A third vehicle, an SUV was traveling east on I-10 at the 199-mile marker in the center lane directly beside vehicle two.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the first vehicle lost control, colliding with the back of the second vehicle's trailer.

Vehicle one then traveled into the center lane, striking the rear bumper of the SUV before traveling across all eastbound lanes and coming to final rest in the emergency lane against the concrete barrier facing east.

The SUV was rotated 180 degrees before also traveling across all eastbound lanes coming to final rest in the inside lane facing west.

After the collision, the second tractor-trailer was able to come to a controlled stop on the south shoulder of the roadway facing east.

The drivers of the two tractor-trailers withstood minor injuries. The minor passenger of the second vehicle was not injured, nor were the driver and passenger of the SUV.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted by the Leon County Sheriffs Office, Tallahassee Police Department, along with Tallahassee Fire Department and Leon County EMS.

The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a crash with injuries that is blocking all lanes of I-10 eastbound near the Monroe Street exit.

The Leon County Sheriff's office, who is assisting FHP, reports that there are also multiple crashes between the Monroe Street exit and the Thomasville Road exit on both sides of I-10.

At this time, all lanes of I-10 EB at mile marker 199 (Monroe Street exit) are blocked. Traffic is being rerouted to Monroe Street at the ramp.

The exit at mile marker 196 on I-10EB (Capital Circle Northwest exit) is also shut down.

It is unknown at this time how many vehicles are involved or the severity of the injuries involved in the crash.