Alvarado's 18-wheeler teetering at the edge of a collapsed bridge span
|Died||September 16, 2004|
|Children||Veronica, Robert Jr., Michael & Lisa Marie|
Roberto Molina Alvarado was a truck driver for the Texas-based company Gregory Express who was killed during Hurricane Ivan on September 16, 2004 when his truck drove off a section of the Interstate 10 Escambia Bay bridge, spans of which had collapsed from the rising storm surge.
Alvarado, 46, was the son of trucker and started in the business as a teenager. He had a family in Toppenish, Washington. Against the warnings of his mother, he had agreed to haul a load of fruits and vegetables from Brownsville, Texas to Miami.
- "Family wonders why trucker braved storm." St. Petersburg Times, September 19, 2004.
- "Trucker's family mourns his death." Tallahassee Democrat, September 21, 2004.