Two injured in morning interstate crash in Crestview

With both eastbound lanes blocked due to a traffic crash, Interstate 10 traffic is diverted onto the shoulder around 6:50 a.m. today in an effort to get cars moving again. (FDOT traffic camera footage)

CRESTVIEW, Fla., June 25, 2021—A secondary crash seriously injured two Alabama men on Interstate 10 near the Crestview exit this morning.

Highway traffic was moving slowly through Crestview due to an accident near mile marker 62, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

A pickup with a Milton man and a work truck with five men from various locations in Alabama were both headed eastbound on I-10 around 5:45 a.m.

The Alabama truck slowed because of traffic congestion; however, the pickup failed to slow and rear-ended the truck around mile marker 55.

The vehicles wound up on the south grassy shoulder of the highway, according to the release.

Two passengers, 20 and 21 years old, were transported to Fort Walton Medical Center with injuries.

Interstate traffic was stop-and-go this morning due to an accident near mile marker 62 in Walton County around 2:45 a.m.

According to an FHP release, a 53-year-old DeFuniak Springs man was killed when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a tractor trailer.

Following the crash, the 33-year-old semi driver continued to the Loves truck stop at exit 70 where he abandoned the truck and left the scene, according to the release.

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