FHP: Mom killed in I-10 crash was slowing to check on daughter

Published: Aug. 7, 2017 at 4:20 PM EDT
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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
Updated August 8, 2017

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the person who died in a fatal crash on I-10 in Gadsden County on Monday afternoon.

FHP has identified the victim as 48-year-old Lindaura Alvarez of Hallandale, Florida.

According to the FHP report, at 2:58 p.m. Monday, Alvarez was driving westbound on I-10 in the inside lane behind her daughter's vehicle. Alvarez's daughter's vehicle hydroplaned off of the roadway onto the north shoulder and came to a stop in the emergency lane.

Troopers say Alvarez made an attempt to check on the well-being of her daughter and stopped or slowed down partially in the inside lane. A semi-truck that was traveling behind Alvarez's car overtook the vehicle and was unable to avoid it.

The semi-truck collided with Alvarez's Toyota Corolla and the semi's trailer overturned onto her vehicle.

By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News

August 7, 2017

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Interstate 10 in Gadsden County.

FHP responded to the crash at 2:58 p.m. Monday near mile marker 168 on I-10 westbound.

No word at this time on the number of vehicles involved, but we do know of at least one confirmed fatality.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.