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Teen, woman seriously injured in Gadsden County I-10 crash

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Posted at 8:15 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 08:36:09-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A woman has been cited for careless driving after troopers say she caused a head on crash in Gadsden County, sending both her and a 15-year-old boy to the hospital in serious condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday evening on I-10 westbound near mile marker 185 in Gadsden County.

They say 38-year-old Heather Komula of Tampa was driving her 2018 Chevy Malibu in the inside lane of I-10 eastbound while a 2004 GMC Sierra was traveling westbound on I-10 in the outside lane.

Komula then traveled across the grass media and onto the westbound side of I-10, causing a head-on collision with the Chevy Malibu. Both vehicles came to a stop across the westbound lanes, which lead to a second minor crash between two semi-trucks minutes later.

Troopers say Komula and her 15-year-old passenger were transported to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for serious injuries. The driver of the GMC was hospitalized at Capital Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. One of the semi-truck drivers in the second crash was also hospitalized for minor injuries.

FHP has cited Komula for careless driving.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden County EMS, Wetumpka Fire Department, Quincy Fire Department and Florida Department of Transportation.