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Man suffers serious injuries after driving off road at high speed

Man suffers serious injuries after driving off road at high speed
Posted at 5:14 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 17:14:00-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man suffered serious injuries in a single car accident after driving off the road on I-10 at a high speed in Jackson County.  

Jagger Escalante, 24, of Texas, sustained serious injuries in the accident. 

Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident on Saturday at about 7:30 a.m. on I-10 at mile marker 134.  

According to FHP, Escalante was traveling eastbound on I-10, when a witness said that, while driving at a high speed, Escalante's car ran off the road onto the grass median, before he steered back onto the roadway. 

His car traveled across both eastbound lanes, hitting a ditch, the I-10 barrier fence, and becoming entangled in the fencing, before his car came to a stop.  

FHP states Escalante suffered serious injuries and was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center. 

FHP says alcohol did not play a role in the accident and he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. 

FHP says charges are pending the traffic crash investigation.