UPDATE 5:00 PM- According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the names of the driver and passenger involved in the fatal single vehicle accident on I-10 WB are Timothy A. Ponder and Kristian Richardson.
Both are from Fairhope, Alabama.
According to the report, neither of the two were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The car swerved off the roadway, spinning clockwise off the shoulder, striking a tree.
The driver and his passenger succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash occurred sometime during the night and the exact time is unknown.
CANTONMENT, Fla. (WKRG) – The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash Thursday morning on Interstate 10 near the Alabama-Florida state line that killed two people from Baldwin County.
The crash occurred on I-10 westbound near mile marker 2. The crash involved one vehicle, both the driver and passenger were killed. The identities of the victims have not been released.
Authorities believe the crash may have happened overnight and was only discovered Thursday morning by a passing motorist.
The crash caused delays in the traffic for morning commuters, and after the wreck cleared, traffic was normal, but emergency crews are working another crash at 9 a.m. that is causing back-ups.
News Five is working to gather more information.