Two football players from the University of Florida in Gainesville were involved in a traffic crash on I-10 in Madison County.
On Sunday, August 28, around 2:30 p.m., the vehicle the players were driving left the roadway heading east bound at the 246 mile marker. The car hit small trees and bushes in the median. Jon Halapio and Earl Okine were checked out by Madison County EMS at the scene. Also assisting were New Home Fire and Rescue, Florida Highway Patrol and Greenville Fire and Rescue.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The back draft from a semi reportedly caused a woman to lose control of her 2003 Ford Explorer Sunday morning, Feb. 6. She and her passenger were injured in the wreck.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Phyllis Kelley Harmon, 62, of Panama City was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 in the inside lane, when she lost control of the SUV, causing it to rotate counterclockwise.
The SUV continued rotating counterclockwise, crossing through the westbound outside and emergency lanes. It then continued rotating clockwise, causing the left side of the SUV to strike a tree.
Harmon’s vehicle came to a final rest against a tree, facing eastbound, north of Interstate 10.
The driver and her passenger, Jack Allen Harmon, 61, of Panama City Beach, were treated at the scene by Madison County EMS for minor injuries.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
FHP Trooper J.M. Beauford was the investigating officer.