Alabama Man Killed In Escambia County I-10 Crash

June 20, 2017

An Alabama man was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning on I-10 in Escambia County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 28-year Ryan Michael Prather of Saraland was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on I-10 about the 5-mile marker in an Infiniti G35 when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer driven by 61-year old Patrick Henry of Mobile. A third vehicle driven by 38-year old Jason Weems of Pensacola struck some debris from the first crash.

Prather was pronounced deceased on the scene. Henry and Weems were not injured.

Photos by Dalton Young for, click to enlarge.


16 Responses to “Alabama Man Killed In Escambia County I-10 Crash”

  1. Harmony Wiessner on June 27th, 2017 5:10 pm

    Ryan. My heart knew that someday when you left this world it would be swift. Lord bless your mama. Lord bless your grandparents and father. God be with your wife and precious baby girls. My heart is with your family. You were full of fire. I love you. You are with Caleb and Aaron now. Lord keep you. Thinking of your family. ❤

  2. Tommy Sinnott on June 26th, 2017 10:21 pm

    My deepest sympathies and prayers, AP.

  3. Devin Flether on June 24th, 2017 6:00 am

    Ryan was my first cousin. We were like brothers. He was a wonderful person and thank everyone for the prayers.

  4. Tracey Hall: on June 22nd, 2017 4:35 pm

    Prayers for Mr. Anthony Prather and family

  5. Greg miller on June 22nd, 2017 1:13 pm

    My family and I grew to love Ryan a whole lot!! Especially colby my 15 yr old son! Wile all of us wrestle with our own battles, Ryan battled his own struggles, he was a good young man who m I will miss a lot RIP my little brother, no more demons to wrestle. May Hod bless his wife and daughter .. Greg Miller and family

  6. Christy Langford on June 22nd, 2017 11:16 am

    Praying for Anthony and all of his family!

  7. Lil Tony on June 21st, 2017 8:27 pm

    My prayers go out to Ry’s family. My hole family looked at Ryan as family an he will be greatly missed

  8. Kathy White on June 21st, 2017 4:56 pm

    Praying for Anthony and family.

  9. Tone matuke,butler Pa on June 21st, 2017 1:16 pm

    My prays go out to his family an girl ryan was a great person an would give the shirt off his back an was so happy he was going to be a daddy may god bless him

  10. Tone matuke,butler Pa on June 21st, 2017 1:04 pm

    My heart goes to the family an girl an ryans baby he was having he sure was a great PERSONwould give the shirt off his back

  11. Frank on June 21st, 2017 12:16 pm

    Leaving a Pregnant wife and daughter behind, so sad :(

  12. Chris on June 21st, 2017 8:22 am

    high rate of speed ”

    Always a HUGE factor

  13. Willene Bryan on June 20th, 2017 9:57 pm

    Praying for his family

  14. mike on June 20th, 2017 9:55 pm

    I never seen anything like this force of impact. The taillights still being on is usual too. I hope the family will be okay & recovers from this swiftly. :(

  15. Mandy on June 20th, 2017 6:32 pm

    Natasha, so glad Jason is ok!
    Condolences to the victims family!

  16. Michelle on June 20th, 2017 3:21 pm

    Prayers for the family..this is so sad

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