By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A car crash involving four vehicles occurred Sunday, June 29 at 2:55 p.m., on I-10, six miles west of U.S. Highway 221. Two were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for critical injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Kenworth 6×4 Convent, driven by Robin Wright, 49, of Davenport, Fl., was traveling eastbound in the outside eastbound lane of I-10. A 1996 Ford Mustang, driven by a 17-year-old from Southport, Fl., was traveling eastbound in the inside eastbound lane of I-10 next to the Kenworth Convent.
A 2011 Dodge Ram 3500, driven by Elijah Cumberland, 70, of Waveland, Miss., was traveling westbound on I-10 in the outside westbound lane with three adults and three minor passengers. A 2006 Nissan Xterra, driven by Gigi Hawthorn, 41, of Tallahassee was traveling westbound in the inside westbound lane of I-10 next to the Dodge Ram with three minor passengers.
The Kenworth Convent traveled across the centerline into the inside eastbound lane causing the Ford Mustang to travel through the median and into both westbound travel lanes. The front of the Dodge Ram collided with the right side of the Ford Mustang. The Dodge Ram and Nissan Xterra then traveled into the median and the left side of Dodge Ram collided with the right side of Nissan Xterra.
The Kenworth Convent continued traveling eastbound. The Ford Mustang came to a final rest facing south in both westbound lanes of I-10. The Dodge Ram and Nissan Xterra came to a final rest facing southeast in the median of I-10.
The driver of the Ford Mustang was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for critical injuries. Of the three adult passengers in the Dodge Ram, Karen Cumberland, 49, and Chuck Cumberland, 22, received minor injuries and Amanda Peacock, 22, received critical injuries, all were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
According to the FHP report, traffic was affected considerably due to road blockage from the crash.