I-10 accident claims Pennsylvania man

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An 80-year-old man from Washington, Pennsylvania, died Sunday when an SUV collided with the rear of the van he was driving along I-10.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, the Pennsylvania man was driving a van westbound on I-10 near mile marker 277 at 7:29 p.m. when a 50-year-old man from Pensacola driving an SUV westbound hit him from behind. The van was traveling in the outside lane at a slow rate of speed when the collision occurred.

The van veered from the roadway to the left, entered the south ditch of I-10 and collided with a tree.

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Emergency responders pronounced the van driver dead on scene.

The SUV driver and two passengers – a 41-year-old female and a 7-year-old girl, both from Pensacola – were uninjured.

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Is that it? Who is the guy that crashed into him and why did he hit him?

C.J. Gish

The Florida Highway Patrol reports do not provide names and only the generics facts of how the accident occurred.