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's 18-wheeler teetering at the edge of a collapsed bridge span
|Died||September 16, 2004|
|Children||Veronica, Robert Jr., Michael & Lisa Marie|
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.