Large boat blocks traffic on Interstate 10 in Crestview after pickup looses control of trailer
A large boat being hauled by a pickup truck rolled off a trailer and blocked westbound traffic on Interstate 10 in Crestview for hours Thursday.
A 64-year-old Pensacola man was hauling the 38-foot boat west on Interstate 10 at around 6:50 p.m. when he lost control of the trailer, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The boat trailer reportedly started swaying violently from side to side as the pickup truck began to cross under the State Road 85 overpass and the trailer collided with a guardrail.
The collision caused the boat to break loose and overturn numerous times before coming to a rest, blocking both lanes of westbound Interstate 10, FHP reported. The pickup truck was driven to the median on Interstate 10.
The Crestview Fire Department cleared the scene while FHP reportedly handled the removal of the boat. The driver was not injured and no other injuries were reported.