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Three people dead in Holmes County crash

Three people are dead in a Ponce de Leon  traffic crash Wednesday morning.
Three people are dead in a Ponce de Leon traffic crash Wednesday morning.(AP)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:18 AM CDT
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PONCE DE LEON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Florida Highway Patrol Troopers, three people are dead after a car hit a tree on I-10 in Holmes County.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Three backseat passengers were thrown from the car and died. The driver and front-seat passenger were taken to the hospital and are in serious condition. All five people were from South Florida.

FHP’s traffic website said the incident happened just after 7:30 Wednesday morning near mile marker 97 on I-10 in Ponce de Leon.

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