• May 05, 2017

Louis Ealey Killed in Leon County, FL, 18-wheeler Accident

Leon County, FL -- May 4, 2017, Louis Ealey suffered fatal injuries due to an accident where his 18-wheeler crashed off the side of the highway.

Florida State Highway Patrol officials responded to the accident scene along I-10 in the northeastern area of Tallahassee. They say the call came in around 2:45 p.m.

Preliminary police investigations indicated that 70-year-old Ealey was driving an 18-wheeler along the interstate while 68-year-old Rita Gripe was driving an SUV. Reports claim Gripe attempted to pass the 18-wheeler, somehow losing control in the process.

Her vehicle collided with the truck of Ealey's 18-wheeler, causing it to lose control and run off the side of the highway. As a result, it crashed into a group of trees. Gripe's SUV ended up in the median.

Officials stated that Ealey was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of critical injuries, from which he later died. Gripe was said not to be injured.

At this time, it's unclear if any charges or citations were filed after the crash. No further information is available.

Map of the Area


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.