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UPDATE: I-10 East Backed Up in Tallahassee After Major Semi Truck Accident

I-10 East Bound Traffic Backed Up in Tallahassee
Posted at 8:20 AM, Apr 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-22 05:06:21-04

UPDATE: April 21, 2015 11:36 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) --Lanes are open, but traffic is slow-moving on I-10 eastbound after a pileup Tuesday morning near the Thomasville Road exit.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say around 3:45 a.m., a tractor-trailer driven by 59-year-old Michael Lee Taylor of Dothan, Alabama was headed east in the inside lane of I-10, at or near the speed limit of 70 miles per hour.

Troopers say Taylor drove off the interstate, then tried to get the big rig back on the road, but it jackknifed and overturned, sliding into the eastbound lanes.

According to troopers, that's when a 2013 Ford pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer, driven by 57-year-old Tommy Ray of San Augustine, Texas slammed into the semi truck.

Then a second tractor-trailer, driven by 53-year-old William Lafayette Chessar of Chuluota, Florida, hit the semi that first crashed. 

A third semi was next. Troopers say 61-year-old Wayne Maxwell Combee of Lakeland Florida, also tried to stop but couldn't. After the collisions, several hundred pounds of bagged onions covered the road causing it to be blocked.

Taylor was seriously hurt and taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The three other drivers have minor injuries.

April 21, 2015 8:20 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- There is a major traffic back-up on I-10 East starting at mile marker 203.

According to FHP, there is an accident involving several semi trucks that has shut the road down.