(WTXL) — UPDATE: 8:45 p.m., 5/26/2022
Florida Highway Patrol confirmed three people died following a crash involving four vehicles. One of the vehicles caught fire.
FHP said one car was heading west when the driver lost control, crossed the median and hit a another car heading east. That led to a chain reaction where two other eastbound cars crashed. Two people died at the scene. Another person involved succumbed to their injuries at Madison County Memorial Hospital.
This happened just east of the Monticello rest area around one Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m.
The interstate had been closed in both directions for while after the crash. It has since re-opened.
A multi vehicle accident on Interstate 10 near the Jefferson County and Madison County line has blocked traffic Thursday afternoon.
A law enforcement official confirmed to ABC 27 that three vehicles were involved in a crash on I-10 eastbound.
Two people are confirmed dead, while one person has significant injuries.
Eastbound traffic is being diverted to State Road 257. Eastbound lanes are closed while law enforcement conducts its investigation.
Westbound traffic will also be closed for some time.