Wrong Way Driver From Escambia County Causes Okaloosa I-10 Crash

May 26, 2024

An Escambia County man was seriously injured in a wrong-way interstate crash in Okaloosa County

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 45-year-old Escambia County man in a midsize Kia SUV entered I-10 at Holt and traveled west in the eastbound lanes. He struck a Dodge Charger driven by a 21-year-old Texas man head-on. After striking the Kia, the Charger rotated and collided with a Ford F150 driven by a 65-year-old Crestview man.

The driver of the Kia was airlifted to local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Charger was transported to local hospital via ambulance for minor injuries. The driver of the F150 was treated on scene for minor injuries and released. Both lanes of Interstate 10 were shut down and traffic was being diverted for about an hour and a half.


3 Responses to “Wrong Way Driver From Escambia County Causes Okaloosa I-10 Crash”

  1. Bob on May 26th, 2024 9:39 pm

    @Charlotte Bates

    Using taxpayer funds for the public good to try to protect people’s lives? Sounds like “sOciALiSm” to me.

  2. Bill T on May 26th, 2024 6:26 pm

    I was wondering if maybe you could get people to understand how to drive and read signs that say WRONG WAY !! I mean just a suggestion and maybe just maybe it will save a life !! It’s probably a good idea if people would learn to drive and I would not be saying I hope everyone is ok !!!!

  3. Charlotte Bates on May 26th, 2024 12:38 pm

    I am wondering if maybe something can be installed on an interstate ramp that will flatten all your tires if you go up the wrong way on that ramp. Just an idea that may work. Might be costly, but how can you put a price on a human life, if this idea was installed and saved many people from getting killed or seriously injured.

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