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Crash Occurs on Interstate 10 Westbound, Interstate 10 One of the Most Deadly Roads in the United States


August 29, 2019

MIDWAY, FL – According to an online news report at wctv.com, the inside lane of Interstate 10 was finally reopened after an accident that occurred involving injuries at mile marker 193.*

Per the Florida Highway Patrol, there were 7 passenger vehicles and 3 commercial vehicles that were in the accident. 

The crash initially called the closure of all lanes of traffic.  The Florida Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation of the crash. There is no word as to the status and identification of the victims in the accident.  There are no further details on the accident at this time.

Per an online article at newsherald.com, Interstate 10, a road that stretches nearly 2,500 miles across the United States, is ranked as the 8thmost deadliest roadway in the country, according to research conducted by ValuePengion.com.  Walton County was listed as its most dangerous stretch.  The website analyzed the most dangerous roadways in the country, four of which were in Florida (Interstates 75, 10 and 95, as well as United States Highway 1).  The study was based upon three different factors, which are as follows: fatalities per accident, how many crashes happened per miles traveled, and the percent of non-vehicle accidents. 

A research scientist from ValuePenguin examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in conducting the research study.  His findings were split into three different rankings;  DUI-related deaths, fatalities, and EMS wait-time.  According to the researcher, “I can’t say for sure, but I’m almost certain it’s of course local factors (that caused the Walton County stretch to rank so high.  What I see for I-10 in Florida in general is that it has a very high grade for (fatalities per accident). ... And actually, it’s showing that a very high amount of crashes that occur on that highway are due to speeding. So, the same could be said for [Walton County].”

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Sources:https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Crash-blocking-all-lanes-of-I-10-westbound-in-Midway-557906461.html and https://www.newsherald.com/news/20180913/i-10-among-nations-most-dangerous-highways/1

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