Victims Identified in Deadly I-10 Accident

By: Eyewitness News; Kevin Clark Email
By: Eyewitness News; Kevin Clark Email
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Update By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 30, 2014

Authorities have identified the victims of a deadly accident Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 10. The accident occurred East of Tallahassee near mile marker 214.

Diane Downey, 64, of Thomasville, AL and two minors were killed when their Chevrolet Impala collided with a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of I-10. The minors were ages 8 and 10. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Florida Highway Patrol says that Downey's vehicle collided with a Honda Accord in the eastbound lanes of I-10 before rotating through the median and into the westbound lanes of the interstate, eventually colliding with the truck.

The driver of the truck, Denis Makori, 27, of Springfield, MO was treated for minor injuries at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Another occupant of the truck, a minor, was uninjured.

Cassandra Robles, 33 of Tallahassee and a one-year-old minor in the Accord did not sustain any injuries. Robles was able to come to a stop in the eastbound emergency lane after colliding with the Impala.

The westbound lanes of I-10 were closed for several hours following the crash. Traffic was detoured onto U.S. 90 at exit 217 and back onto I-10 at exit 209.


Updated By: Kevin Clark
July 29, 2014 11pm

Officials are now investigating what they believe to be a third car involved in the accident. It is a gold Honda Accord.

The car has damage to its front right side. The details of the accident are still unknown and are under investigation.


Update: Kevin Clark
July 29, 2014
5:00 p.m.

A Gray Chevy Impala was traveling eastbound on I-10 when for an unknown reason swerved off the road and drove into the westbound lane.

The vehicle proceeded to collide with a semi-truck.

All three passengers in the Chevy Impala were pronounced dead on the scene.

There were two passengers in the semi-truck. One was taken to the hospital and the other, officials say, appears to be alright.


News Release: FHP

A gray Impala traveling eastbound crossed the median. It hit a semi traveling westbound head-on.

3 people in the Impala were pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the semi was uninjured. A passenger in the semi was transported to a local hospital.

News Release: Eyewitness News
July 29, 2014

FHP reporting a fatality at the accident on I-10.

Car accident at I-10 eastbound mile marker 214. Entire eastbound lanes are blocked.

Accident happened just before 2:30pm.

FDOT reporting westbound is completely closed at mile 214. Westbound traffic is detoured on US 90 at exit 217 back on to I-10 at exit 209.


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