Crash involving four semi-trucks closes part of I-10

Courtesy: Walton County Sheriff's Office
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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: 11 a.m.

Walton County and state first responders are working a crash involving multiple semi-trucks on I-10 near DeFuniak Springs.

East-bound lanes remain completely shut off between mile markers 82 and 83. First responders are cleaning up the scene of a crash involving four semi-truck and an SUV.

According to county emergency management officials, the crash happened around 5:30 Monday morning near mile marker 83.

While officials say the cause of the crash is still under investigation by Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is working with a contractor and trucking company to clean up about 200 gallons of diesel fuel on the ground.

"[The department] is working with the trucking company to get the diesel cleaned up," Walton County Emergency Management Director Jeff Goldberg said. "Right now, there's no threat to life and safety from the diesel fuel. It's just an environmental hazard at this point."

Goldberg says they're not sure exactly how long I-10 east will be shut down, but they expect it to be at least a couple of hours.

He says officials have shut down the eastbound entrance at the Mossy Head exit. Traffic at Mossy Head will be diverted to Highways 90 and 331.

Goldberg says a passenger in one of the trucks has been taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. We'll keep you updated with the latest details of the crash on-air and online.

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The Walton County Sheriff's Office and the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department is currently on the scene of a crash involving four semi trucks and one SUV.

Eastbound traffic on I-10 in DeFuniak Springs is closed between mile marker 82 and 83 and one west bound lane is blocked.

Traffic is being diverted and law enforcement expects it will remain closed for several hours.

The Department of Environmental Protection and HazMat crews are also headed to the crash, as fuel has spilled on to the road.

At least one person has been taken to the hospital.

We'll keep you updated this morning as we learn more.