Update: I-10 lanes reopen Friday after deadly Madison County crash overnight

i10 crash in madison county
i10 crash in madison county(FL 511)
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 12:50 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2023 at 7:42 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Westbound lanes on I-10 reopened Friday at 9:03 a.m. after a man died in a late-night crash on the roadway, according to Patricia Jefferson-Shaw, public information officer for Florida Highway Patrol.

A 53-year-old man driving a Ford lost control and hit a guardrail at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, causing a tire to fall off his vehicle. The man was driving alone at the exit to Madison, near mile marker 251, when the wreck occurred, Jefferson-Shaw said.

When the driver tried to cross the interstate to grab the tire, he was killed after at least four different vehicles struck him, the PIO said.

Travelers on I-10 West in Madison County were redirected off the interstate and back to the on-ramp up the road as officials cleared the scene late Thursday and early Friday.

At least one person is dead following a late-night crash on I-10 in Madison County.

Details are scarce right now, but according to the Florida Highway Patrol’s online traffic map, the crash happened in the westbound lanes near mile marker 251 at 11:30 Thursday night.

Troopers arrived about five minutes later and labeled the incident as fatal shortly after.

Both westbound lanes were still closed to traffic well after midnight.

We will update the story as more details become available.