Car Wrecks On Interstate, Catches Fire At Jimmie’s TiresJun 30th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: Community News
This 2001 Mercury was involved in a wreck and a fire. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report by Trooper Tom Roderick, the vehicle running off the road at the 253-mile marker on Interstate 10, the vehicle, driven by Muriel S. Baxley, 63, of Lynn Haven, smashed into a large pine tree after hydroplaning off the road during a rain storm. According to Madison Fire & Rescue, the car ignited and became engulfed after being towed to Jimmie’s Tires on Highway 53 South. Workers were able to detach it from the tow truck before damage could be done to it. Firefighters Billy Howard, Brandon Fleming and Justin Frank are shown fighting the fire in the inset.