Sneads teen injured in Interstate wreck

A Sneads teenager was involved in a wreck that occurred on Jackson County’s stretch of Interstate 10, leaving several drivers and passengers with injuries.

On January 21, at around 7 p.m., the 19-year-old Sneads driver was traveling on the interstate’s onramp in a small pickup truck, according to state troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Sneads driver attempted to merge into the eastbound lane of travel as a semi tractor-trailer, driven by a 33-year-old man, was traveling in the outside lane of the interstate.

As the Sneads driver entered the interstate, officials say he did not yield right-of-way to the semi, causing the pickup truck to collide into the right side of the semi truck.

After the initial collision between the two vehicles, the semi spun around and overturned, with both the front of its trailer and the semi cab blocking the roadway.

The pickup truck came to a rest on the outside, eastbound lane of Interstate 10.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the semi truck and trailer were hauling buckets of sealant, which spilled into the median following the wreck.

The 19-year-old Sneads driver, as well as his 20-year-old passenger, were reported to have suffered minor injuries; the driver of the semi reported to have more serious injuries while his 52-year-old passenger is not reported to have any injuries.

Ashley Hunter –


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