DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – Emergency personnel are on the scene of a tractor trailer accident. It happened in the westbound lanes of I-10 in Baldwin County near mile marker 35.
The Alabama Department of Transportation says for motorists to expect delays and slow moving traffic in the area. They also suggest finding an alternate route if possible.
An Alabama State Trooper spokesperson said the driver is conscious and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The driver has been identified by AST as Patrice Check of Pensacola. FOX10 spoke with Check’s mother, who said her daughter is expected to go home Friday.
They say the reason for the crash is unknown but being investigated.
Alabama Marine Police and Daphne Search and Rescue were seen on the scene of the accident.
FOX10′s Joe Salvatore talked with the two men who are credited with potentially saving Check’s life. They said they saw the accident happen while they were pumping gas. They said they rushed into the more than waist deep water to her rescue.
One rescuer said Check had righted herself in the cab of the tractor trailer, which was rapidly filling up with diesel fuel fumes and water. They gingerly busted out the windshield and were