Bonifay man killed changing flat on I-10

An 18-year-old Bonifay man, changing a flat tire while working on a roadside service truck crew, was struck and killed Friday evening on the shoulder of Interstate 10.

According to a preliminary investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol, at about 7:51 p.m. in the emergency shoulder of the westbound lane near mile marker 110, the man was standing behind his 2012 Dodge roadside service truck, assisting with a flat tire on a pickup truck that was pulling a boat.

A white 2012 Hyundai, driven by a 41-year-old Alford woman, was traveling west, in the inside westbound lane of Interstate 10 “and appears to have traveled off the roadway and onto the rumble strips,” according to the FHP report.

When the driver oversteered the car back onto the roadway, it began to rotate as it traveled across both westbound lanes of Interstate 10 and onto the emergency lane. The car then collided with the rear of the pick-up truck, killing the service truck employee.

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