[UPDATE: Press Release Attahced] FHP: 18-Year Old Killed When Truck Overturns on I-10

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] Jefferson County, FL -- March 23, 2012 --

An 18-year old is dead after a pick up truck flips over.

The accident happened this afternoon In Jefferson County on I-10.

Florida Highway Patrol says Jacob Richardson, 20, and Rachel Pinto, 18, were heading east when the truck went into the median. Richardson was at the wheel.and tried to correct his steering, but he lost control and the truck flipped several times.

The two were ejected since neither was wearing their seat belt. Both were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Pinto died of her injuries and at last check, Richardson is in good condition.

The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Jefferson County, FL -- March 23, 2012 --

Florida Highway Patrol reports an accident at mile marker 228 on Interstate 10 at around 3:11 pm Friday afternoon.

FHP says a car went off the road and both occupants were ejected from the vehicle. FHP says the injuries appear critical.

Traffic had been blocked, but as of 5:45pm, no lanes were closed.

No word yet on what caused the accident.

WCTV will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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