Six People Escape Serious Injury In Five-Vehicle Crash

May 31, 2010

Six people — including a Cantonment man — escaped serious injuries in a five-vehicle crash on I-10 in Pensacola Monday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Tara Orth, 20, of Pensacola, was entering I-10 eastbound at Scenic Highway when she lost control of her 2002 Toyota and traveled into the path of a 2009 Kenworth semi driven by Elwin Taylor, 42, of Dallas. Orth was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries; Taylor was not injured.

While Orth’s vehicle was spinning across the interstate, it was hit by a 2000 Chevrolet van driven by Jocelyn Slayton, 42, of Pensacola. Slayton and her passenger, Jennifer Sartaguda, 36, of Pensacola, were both transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries.

The first semi hit a 2007 Kenworth semi driven by James Lassiter, 61, of Robertdale. Lassiter was not injured. Lassiter’s semi hit and dragged the vehicle driven by Slayton under its trailer.

A 1991 Toyota driven by Russell Vick, 44, of Cantonment, was hit by Orth’s vehicle, sending Vick into a guardrail. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to Baptist Hospital.

Orth, the driver that lost control while entering the interstate, was charged with careless driving, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


3 Responses to “Six People Escape Serious Injury In Five-Vehicle Crash”

  1. Julie Booth-Moran on May 31st, 2010 9:35 pm

    Obviously, the Grace of God was over them all!

  2. saudawg on May 31st, 2010 8:50 pm

    I was the fourth vehicle on the on ramp, she never even slowed down or appeared to see the semi trying to get out of her way….people pay attention when you are driving…glad no one was hurt…..

  3. been there on May 31st, 2010 8:07 pm

    Sounds like something from a TV movie…could have been serious…not that it wasn’t…but could have been much worse Insurance company will be unhappy

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