[UPDATE] Three Children Seriously Injured in I-10 Crash Near MM167

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email


A ten year old girl was thrown from an SUV in a crash on I-10 this morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver lost control near the Chattahoochee exit in Gadsen County.

Troopers say the westbound SUV crossed the median, overturned several times and wound up on the shoulder on other side of the highway.

Crash reports say a woman and three children from Fort Pierce were inside.

FHP says a ten year old was ejected and critically injured. The 17 year old driver was also critically hurt and the others had serious injuries.

*** NOTE: FHP Accident Report attached ***


Gadsden County, Florida - June 5, 2012 - 3:30pm -

Around 9:50am on June 5th, a Ford Explorer driven by Alexis Aguilar, 17, was heading down the inside lane of westbound I-10 around 167 mile marker when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled south off the roadway and into the median.

The Explorer overturned multiple times while traveling through the median, continued traveling southwest across the median,
both eastbound lanes of I-10 and onto the south shoulder. The Explorer came to final rest facing southeast on the south shoulder of I-10.

Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the eastbound lanes of I-10 were closed for a short time to administer first aid to the occupants.

FHP was assisted by Gadsden County SO, Gadsden County EMS/ Fire Rescue, and Life Flight, the scene was cleared without any major issues.

Three other passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Maricela Cardenas Cendeja, 39, and Jesus Aguilar, 14, are listed as in serious condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital while Alexis Aguilar, 17, and Dayana Aguilar, 10, are listed in critical condition. All of them are from Fort Pierce, Florida.

FHP had originally stated that two people were ejected from the vehicle, but now troopers are saying only one person was ejected.

The full FHP report can be found in PDF format above.


Gadsden County, Florida - June 5, 2012 - 12:22pm -

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the east bound lane around Mile Marker 167 is now open, but the west bound lane in that area is now closed.


Gadsden County, Florida - June 5, 2012 - Noon -

At least two people were thrown from a vehicle in a crash on I-10 near mile marker 167 east bound. FHP troopers shut down both east bound lanes around 11:30am for a possible homicide investigation. At that time, none of the four occupants had died. Troopers say the driver of that vehicle lost control of the while driving east and crashed into the wood line. They say they received the call at 9:53 this morning.

We'll bring you more information as the story develops.

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