I10 crash

Two people were seriously injured after being ejected in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Interstate 10 in western Suwannee County.

LIVE OAK — Two people were seriously injured after being ejected in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Interstate 10 in western Suwannee County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a semi trailer was headed east on I-10 in the right lane near the inspection station at mile marker 271 just before 9 a.m.

The FHP report states a Ford Focus that was following the semi in the left lane changed into the right lane and the right front of the car struck the left rear of the trailer.

The car then overturned multiple times, the report states, and both the driver, 23-year-old Paul Butler, of Dothan, Ala., and passenger, 22-year-old Kaleel Millender, of Kinsey, Ala., were ejected from the car.

Butler and Millender were both seriously injured in the crash and were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Neither were wearing their seatbelts.

The driver of the semi, Ruben Perez-Munoz, a 34-year-old from Homestead, was not injured.

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