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17 vehicle accident on I-10 at Blackwater Bridge

SANTA ROSA COUNTY - A dramatic crash involving more than a dozen vehicles has shut down part of Interstate Ten in Santa Rosa County. The wreck on Blackwater River Bridge involved several big rigs.

Authorities here now say 17 vehicles were involved in the crash. Five of them are 18 wheelers. One of them plummeted into Blackwater Bay. It's unclear if anyone is still in it. Search and rescue divers have been called in to check it out.

The mangled wreckage of those other tractor trailers can be seen off the side of the bridge.

Three people have been hospitalized. One is in serious condition. The other two were transported  in stable condition.

The westbound side of I-10 is closed from Highway 87 to Scenic Highway.

The crash happened around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

Road conditions are extremely slick. Authorities are urging people not to drive if at all possible.