Update: One Killed, Several Injured In Fiery Crash On I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge

June 13, 2024

One person was killed, and multiple people were injured in a fiery crash on the I-10 bridge over Escambia Bay Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. on I-10 eastbound near the Scenic Highway overpass.

The Florida Highway Patrol said four vehicles were involved with one confirmed fatality in a vehicle that was fully engulfed.

Two drivers and a passenger of one of the other vehicles were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Additional details have not been released.

Photos: Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Department of Transportation.


12 Responses to “Update: One Killed, Several Injured In Fiery Crash On I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge”

  1. Retired on June 15th, 2024 12:12 am

    I really want to say that those 2 young men that ran to help are Heroes. God put you both where they were needed.

  2. David on June 14th, 2024 5:38 pm

    I know that in the past the highway patrol has used small planes with cameras and also at one time the Mississippi highway patrol utilized helicopters to monitor and catch speeders. I wonder if Florida still has any aircraft for this use. An eye in the sky would definitely help.

  3. Stumpknocker on June 14th, 2024 12:03 pm

    @ Straightshooter , I was thinking the same thing but more like a speed bump then a traffic light followed up by a traffic circle. That should fix all the bad driving habits.

  4. William Smith on June 14th, 2024 10:50 am

    I drive this bridge 8-10 times a week, since I live in Navarre and work in Mobile. This bridge is nothing short of a racetrack to some, weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating so close you can’t see their front end. I am surprised this hasn’t happened before and I am so sad for the victims of these aggressive drivers. I see them every single time I am on that bridge, and the only thing that will begin to address the problem is a strong police presence beginning back around the I110 spur, through to the end of the third lane. These irresponsible drivers put us all in great danger and should be stopped with severe penalties for speeding through this area.

  5. OhYouKnow on June 14th, 2024 9:04 am

    W. Ward
    Your entire statement is based off of conjecture. We have been given no details.

    Here let me try to come up with something I know nothing about… I believe it was caused by a ladybug. Thats right a not very lady like ladybug. The perpetrator ladybug AKA “I fly you die”, was last seen leaving the accident scene at a slow rate of zig zag flight…… them zigzags probably introduced a calming effect….

  6. anne on June 14th, 2024 8:35 am

    Write every deserved ticket on the stretch of bridge for one month and get the stats for the way people drive on that bridge. Hwy 90 under construction is safer that the I-100 Bridge!

  7. Roadrunner on June 14th, 2024 8:15 am

    Roger you really think self driving cars is the answer. I think not. Show me concrete documentation to back up your assumptions. I drive for a living and there are more idiot drivers on the road every day. Their attitude is that after them you’re number one. And oh yes those little black numbers on a white background means nothing to them

  8. Joy on June 14th, 2024 7:20 am

    Texting and driving are the highest rate of accidents. I’ve never seen so much accidents in my life until I moved here in Pensacola. Praying for that person who lost his life and to his family. Praying for those who was hurt for speed recovery. God bless all the drivers and passengers. Stay safe.

  9. W. Ward on June 14th, 2024 6:46 am

    The fact that this occurred on a wide open road that meets modern hwy standards allowing free flowing traffic should be the first clue to the accident. It’s in this very section of the hwy that traffic picks up speed tremendously. Even with a 70 mph speed limit it’s not fast enough for most people. 80+ mph traffic is common, deny it if you want to but it’s true. Cell phone use on the hwy is everywhere, deny that & your part of the problem. Failing to maintain proper distance in traffic & situational awareness is non existent. Hands free cell phone use at almost any speed diminishes situational awareness. There are not enough FHP Troopers on the hwy in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties to monitor traffic & there will never will be. You can take away a person’s driver’s licence & that will not stop them from driving. One careless act is more than likely what initiated this accident.

  10. Roger on June 14th, 2024 1:34 am

    This had effects all the way to molino with the bumper to bumper detour traffic. Sad that the part of th interstate where this happened is WIDE and easy to drive most times. Something happened to cause this wreck and I am waging its a phone and being distracted……………… Self driving cars can not get here fast enough. Too many good people getting harmed … I m still for driving if you want.. But for those that dont, there should be a car that can do it safely.

  11. Steven on June 14th, 2024 12:56 am

    I’m sure the wreck right before the Avalon blvd exit that happened about an hour prior probably had some causal factor for this wreck occurring.

  12. straightshooter on June 13th, 2024 9:50 pm

    No disrespect for the life lost., most of the time it’s the innocent one.
    The folks on the north end will get it, Maybe a red light when you go on the bridge.