CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — A biker died early Friday morning after he was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Crestview. The driver of the truck fled the scene and ditched the tractor-trailer six miles away at the Loves truck stop, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The 53-year-old biker was from Defuniak Springs. His name has not been released. The driver of the 18-wheeler is a 33-year-old man, who is also from Defuniak Springs. The FHP says charges are pending.
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Crestview were blocked for several hours. The crash happened around 2:40 a.m. near mile marker 61.
Article updated at 6:35 a.m. to include new information.