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Two women killed in five vehicle crash in Jackson County

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 13:21:32-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Two women are dead after a five-vehicle crash in Jackson County Saturday morning.  

Johanna Ruiz, 33, of Hialeah, Fla. died Sunday from her injuries sustained in the crash. 

Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened at about 5:00 a.m. Saturday on I-10 westbound at mile marker 130. 

According to FHP, a Nissan Altima was entering I-10 westbound at mile marker 130 when the driver lost control of the car, hitting a guardrail in the median. 

FHP states the Nissan Altima became immobilized in the westbound lanes of I-10. 

The driver and passenger got out of the car and walked to the shoulder of the road. 

FHP says a Chevy Impala, Kia Optima, and Toyota Corolla saw the Nissan Altima in the westbound lanes and stopped to help. 

According to FHP, a tractor trailer traveling westbound on I-10 then hit the Nissan Altima causing it to hit the Chevy Impala, Kia Optima, eventually hitting the Toyota Corolla. 

FHP states the tractor trailer jackknifed causing the trailer to separate and cross the bridge rail, before dropping from the bridge and landing on the train tracks below. 

The driver of the Chevy Impala, Aeriel Peifer, 24, of Marianna Fla., was hit by her own car and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Ruiz, the driver of the Kia Optima, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Saturday, died from her injuries at Southeast Alabama Medical Center on Sunday. 

The driver and passenger of the Nissan Altima and a passenger in the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries from the crash. All were taken to Northwest Florida Hospital. 

Four child passengers, two in the Kia Optima and two in the Toyota Corolla, were not injured from the crash. 

FHP says charges are currently pending. 


JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal accident in Jackson County that closed I-10 westbound at mile marker 130. 

According to FHP, they arrived at the scene at about 8:12 a.m. Saturday. 

FHP says I-10 westbound at mile marker 130 is now open. 

At this time, FHP hasn't said how many vehicles were involved or if there are any other injuries. 

This is a developing story.