Saturday, September 18, 2004
Driver who died in bridge collapse identified
The tractor trailer driver who was traveling east over Interstate 10 on the Escambia Bay Bridge when the bridge collapsed has been identified as Roberto Molina Alvarado, 46, of Donna, Texas. The bridge collapsed around the time Hurricane Ivan made landfall at 1:50 a.m. Thursday.
A portion of the trailer fell into the bay and the cab of the semi was embedded in mud. Divers were eventually able to reach the cab and recover the body. It is not known why the driver was attempting to travel during such severe weather.