Victim identified in I-10 fatality

Amber Starling
ECB Publishing, Inc.

The victim’s name of last week’s fatal wreck on I-10 has been released. The man was identified as Matthew Bien-Aime, 23 of Tampa, Fl— this from a report by Florida Highway Patrol. The fatal accident occurred on Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Bien-Aime was driving his SUV westbound on I-10 in the inside lanes, when he was clipped by a semi-trailer which merged into the SUV. This first semi-trailer was driven by Simeon Ibarra Rodriguez, 66, of Deleon Springs, Fl. The impact redirected Bien-Aime’s vehicle, causing it to travel across the median and into eastbound oncoming lanes of traffic. In these lanes, Carlton Ogelsby, 34, of Atlanta, Ga., was also driving a semi-trailer. Ogelsby was not able to avoid a collision: the semi-trailer and the SUV hit head-on, causing the SUV to immediately erupt into flames. Bien-Aime was pronounced dead on the scene. No other injuries were reported as a result of this wreck. Charges are still pending. Jefferson County Fire Rescue, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and Florida Highway Patrol worked the scene, having to create a detour from Exit 217 at Lloyd to Exit 225 in Monticello, completely shutting down traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-10 for approximately four hours.